2019 Koorie Youth Summit - Past. Present. Future.
Koorie Youth Council (KYC) hosted the sixth annual Koorie Youth Summit in May for the first time outside Melbourne’s CBD. Over one hundred delegates travelled from across the state for the 3 day and 3 night event on the lands of the Wurundjeri and the Wathaurong/Wadda-Wurrung people in Glenmore. The Summit is one of the largest gatherings created for and by Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18-28 years. The gathering is an opportunity to connect with each other, discuss what is important to us, be proud, learn, share and celebrate our culture.
The theme, ‘Past, Present, Future’ is the understanding and recognition of our history as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It’s an opportunity for us to reflect, acknowledge and build on our stories, our music and our traditions that have been handed from generation to generation as we prepare for the future.
The Summit featured a Treaty panel, as well as panels with inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their vision for the future. The Summit also included a broad range of yarning circles and wrapped up with a Sunday festival highlighting deadly artists and musicians.
The artwork was created by Nakia Cadd, a Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Bunitj woman, living on Wurundjeri country. Her art is inspired by her journey through motherhood, family and country. Nakia is apart of an art collective called Narrun Yana and released her baby range through the collective.
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