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The Whittlesea Reconciliation Group will host two free screenings of ‘Connection to Country’ to engage our community in a conversation about Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ deep connections to Country and the need to protect sites of significance.
Friday 8 June 6.30pm Village Cinema $5
Connection to Country
In the heart of Western Australia, the Burrup Peninsula, or Murujuga as it’s known to the Traditional Owners, hosts the oldest and largest concentration of rock art in the world; a dramatic, ancient landscape so sacred that it shouldn’t be looked upon at all except by its Traditional Owners. This site of incalculable historic, aesthetic and continuing cultural value is now being threatened by industrialisation and development.
Since colonisation the Burrup has become home to salt mines, iron ore port facilities and one of Australia’s largest gas plants.
But the First Peoples of the Pilbara are fighting back on behalf of this most sacred of places and other important sites on their Country – documenting the rock art, recording sacred sites and battling to get their unique cultural heritage recognised, ‘digitised’ and celebrated.
It’s on Wednesday the 4th of July from 10am-2pm at VAHS Fitzroy (186 Nicholson Street Fitzroy). There will be food, entertainment and activities for all.
Darebin City Council in collaboration with the Darebin Aboriginal community will raise the Aboriginal flag for NAIDOC Week at Mantra Bell City, 215 Bell St Preston on Monday 2nd July 2018 9.00am to 11.00am. Free parking available.
Everybody is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.
Light food provided and coffee/tea provided. Flyer here