ONLINE 2020 Koorie Youth Summit

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Thank you to all the deadly young people, speakers and musicians who joined us for our ONLINE 2020 Koorie Youth Summit! Sadly we postponed this year’s Summit and as we’re unsure of when it will be, we brought a selection of the 2020 Koorie Youth Summit program ONLINE. During this uncertain time, connecting with each other is even more important as we draw strength from each other, and look for new ways to grow.

 

Each week for the month of May we hosted:

Mondays 2pm – Yarns with deadly speaker live on Instagram

Wednesdays 4 – 6pm – Yarning circles via Zoom (for 14 -28 years)

Friday 6pm – Medicine Songs by Still Here live on Instagram

Week 1 program

Monday 4 May 2pm – Yarns with a deadly speaker

Belinda Duarte Wotjobaluk/Dja Dja Wurrung, CEO Culture is Life

KYC will yarn with Belinda about the importance of culture, connection and love. Belinda will share elements of her journey and messages of care and inspiration to all who link in.

 

Wednesday 6 May 4-6pm – Treaty Yarning Circle

Sissy Austin, Gunditjmara & Djab Wurrung

Tarsh Bamblett, Yorta Yorta, Kurnai, Wiradjuri & Warlpiri 

Jordan Edwards, Wadda Wurrung, Kirrae Wurrung & Arrernte

Join us as we yarn with the young members of the First People’s Assembly of Victoria. This will be a deadly opportunity to hear about what is happening in the Treaty space and a chance for you to yarn and connect with the members and mob across the state. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14 -28 years old.

 

Friday 8 May 6pm – Still Here presents Medicine Songs 

Alice Skye, Wergaia/Wemba Wemba

We’re excited to be partnering with Still Here presenting Medicine Songs featuring deadly artists every Friday. Each week we’ll announce the deadly artist performing for you live while we stay at home and keep our mob safe.

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Week 2 program

Monday 11 May 12pm – Yarns with a deadly speaker

Tunchai Redvers Deninu K’ue First Nation, Co-Founder & Executive Director We Matter Campaign

Join us, as we yarn with our friend Tunchai from the We Matter Campaign in Canada who was a keynote speaker at our Summit in 2018. Tunchai will share the movement We Matter, and the important work and messages being shared with Indigenous Youth in Canada and abroad.

 

Wednesday 13 May 4-6pm Staying Deadly in Stranger Times Yarning Circle

Douglas Briggs Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri, KYC’s Policy & Advocacy Officer

Banok Rind Yamatji Badimaya, KYC’s Deputy Executive Officer

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14-28 years old.

 

Friday 15 May 6pm – Still Here presents Medicine Songs 

Allara

We’re excited to be partnering with Still Here presenting Medicine Songs featuring deadly artists every Friday. Each week we’ll announce the deadly artist performing for you live while we stay at home and keep our mob safe.

Follow us on Koorie Youth Council’s Instagram

Follow Still Here on Instagram

Week 3

Monday 18 May 2pm – Yarns with Steven Oliver

Steven Oliver Kukuyalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi, is a writer and actor, as well as a rapper, singer, dance and poet.

Watch the video via Facebook.

Wednesday 20 May 4-6pm – Wellness Yarning Circle

Allira Potter, Yorta Yorta

Allira Potter is a proud Yorta Yorta woman, meditation teacher, intuitive reader, healer, model and life coach. Allira is proud to be an Aboriginal woman in the wellness space, passionate about cultural awareness, holding space for mob and an advocate for self care and overall wellbeing. Allira comes from a strong family of dedicated advocates and carers; her  grandmother is Aunty Pam Pedersen and great grandfather Sir Doug Nicholls. So it’s only fitting for someone like herself to be a role model and leader for our younger generation when it comes to wellness, self care and being deadly.

 

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14-28 years old.

Register for the Yarning Circle via Eventbrite.

 

Friday 22 May 6pm – Still Here presents Medicine Songs with Kee’ahn

Kee’ahn is a proud Gugu Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadth Kes song woman who has recently ventured from her home town in North Queensland, to pursue her dream in the Kulin Nation (Melbourne, Australia).

With a name coming from the Wik people, meaning to dance, to sing, to play – Kee’ahn aims to honour her name and Ancestors through her soulful music that weaves lush melodies and words reminiscent of heartbreak and healing.

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Week 4

Monday 25 May 2pm – Paving the Way

  • Nova Peris Kitja, Yawuru & Iwaitja, Olympian, Gold medalist & Former Federal Senator
  • Rarriwuy Hick, Yolngu, Actor, Dancer, Writer & Choreographer
  • Laura Thompson, Gunditjmara, Managing Director, Spark Health

This panel features deadly inspirational women representing our people across politics, the arts, health and so much more. They will yarn about their journeys and paving the way for our people in the current-day, as we walk in the footsteps of our Ancestors, guiding us to be advocates for our people.

Watch the video via Facebook.

Wednesday 27 May 4-6pm – Staying Strong & Connected yarning circle

This is an opportunity to come together, connect and yarn about ways we can connect with ourselves and what we need during these uncertain times. Join us as we reflect on what makes us happy and content, while looking at what keeps grounded in who we are as Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander young people.

Elise Muller, Wiradjuri & Palawa, Elite Sportswoman, Autism Advocate & Public Speaker

Bryce Taylor, Worimi, KYC’s Youth Participation & Development Officer

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14-28 years old.

Register for the Yarning Circle via Eventbrite.

 

Friday 29 May 6pm – Still Here presents Medicine Songs with Emily Wurramara and The Merindas

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