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AUSTRALIA COUNCIL CHATS
Join Lydia Miller and Terri Janke as they discuss the future
of “A National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority”.
What does this mean for artists and for communities? How
would this organisation grow, maintain, protect, empower,
represent and be a voice for Indigenous arts and culture?
SUN Club Dreaming Fire Circle 7:00PM
MON Club Dreaming Fire Circle 10:00AM
Get a taste of the bush, the spirit and the magic of the fire
as our our Elders, artists and community gather daily to
weave a good story, tell a tall yarn, speak from the heart and
pass on the ancient knowledge of our skies.
SAT Club Dreaming Fire Circle 5:30PM, Dancestry Fire
SUN Club Dreaming Fire Circle 5:30PM & 9:00PM
MON Duck Fire Circle 5:30PM, Club Dreaming Fire
IMPROMPTU MUSIC CYCLE
Through song, chords, clapping and the beating of drums,
come join us nightly as our artists gather, making music
together around the fire, to develop new material, new
fusions, get social and discover each others talents. Open
SUN Dancestry Fire Circle 9:00PM
MON Dancestry Fire Circle 9:00PM
IN MEMORY OF A TREE
Based on Alicia Jones’ Plangermaireener and Sawnport
heritage, her installation works focus on the pursuit
of recovering acts of culture long gone and largely
undocumented, particularly from her Indigenous
perspective. “My pursuit of knowledge directs the path of
my coming home”. In Memory of a Tree is an art installation
happening on site during the festival, that will challenge
INALA DREAMING ON STILTS
Deadly young talent from Inala’s Indigenous communities
strut their stuff and present, ‘ Inala Dreaming on Stilts’. The
fusion of visually evocative stilt characters and traditional
rhythms, will take the audience on a journey into Dreaming
- Inala style.
SAT Around the Festival 11:00AM
SUN Around the Festival 1:00PM
MON Around the Festival 3:00PM
The fire circle is a time of reflection, discussion, and heart.
From the Kokotha peoples of South Australia, Corey
Skipper introduces his special guests, who will take you
on a ‘connecting’ journey from traditional aspects of life, to
adapting to the personal and cultural challenges.
SAT Club Dreaming Fire 5:30PM
SUN AlterNative Fire Circle 5:30PM
MON Duck Fire Circle 5:30PM
MUMS WITH DRUMS
From the Northern Territory, this group of Indigenous
women have joined forces to drum and travel to
communities, talking about mental health issues, but
mainly about postnatal depression. They relate their first-
hand experience and stories to other young mums. Come
and sit - feel the healing benefits of the beat.
SAT Dancestry Fire Circle 8:00PM
TE KOPERE O RAEHINA
This Dreaming offers a repeat of the very popular
traditional healers of Aotearoa, with Maori Elder, Kui Olive
Bullock, who’s tribes are from Taranaki / Whanganu. Daily
Rongoa Maori workshops will include, Tikanga, (Maori
protocols) Karakia, Hono, Hikoi Moemoea, Te Rakau, Nga
Rakau, and Waiata.
DAILY Healers Tents 10:00AM
TRADITIONAL TOTANACA HEALERS
Traditional Totonaca Healers (from Mexico), Ines Valencia Ramos
and Esperanza Garcia Dionisio, are very much a part of modern
life for the Totonaca people. Ines and Esperanza will share their
ancient healing practices and techniques, for all seeking this
wonderful, unique therapy.
DAILY Healers Tents 10:00AM
Kai - A game from the Torres Strait, where a number of players
stand in a circle and sing kai wes (ball song), as they hit a ball in
the air with the palm of their hands.
Gorri (hunting skills for boys) - Bowling ball or disc games were
played by boys and men in all parts of Australia. The disc was
rolled along the ground approximately 15 metres away from boys,
who try to hit it with a stick.
Wana - Is played mainly by girls in WA. A stick is placed on the
ground, representing a baby, and the girls have to protect the
baby from the others who throw wanas at the baby. (Think French
Taktyerrain (mock combat) - Is played in most parts of Australia.
Toy spears or shafts were used to throw at the opposing team.
Kee’an (Hunting skill) - Is a game of throwing skill from North
Queensland. A large bone was attached to twine and was thrown
over a net and into a pit.
Please Note: All equipment is made from rubber or foam so that
no damage or injuries can occur.
DAILY Trad Games Pad 10:00AM
DAILY Trad Games Pad 3:00PM
On Australia Day 1972, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was
established in response to the McMahon Coalition Government’s
refusal to recognise Aboriginal rights. Gather around the warmth
of the hearth, with some of the early members involved in the
embassy, as they discuss environmental protection of country,
Indigenous rights, and what has happened to the sovereign rights
SAT Club Dreaming Fire 7:00PM
SUN Club Dreaming Fire 9:30PM
MON Club Dreaming Fire 9:30PM
THE OPEN CHALKBOARD
Do you have a song, story or poetry performance that you want
to share? Do you want to be noticed or just have a jam and some
fun? Be game and sign up for your fifteen minutes of fame on a
SUN Dingo Shed 11:30AM
Peoples popular pick power is unleashed on an unsuspecting
audience. Yes, that’s right folks, the Dreaming is looking for deadly
new talent by providing a place for those closet chameleons to
strut their stuff. Do you have a way with words? Perhaps you are
a composer of poetry, a story teller or satirist. Dare to bare your
talents on our rapturous audience, in this Dreaming of a lifetime
chance to take to the stage and get voted as the Popular People’s
Choice. The winner will be signed for the 2010 Dreaming Festival.
Power to the People.
DAILY Club Dreaming 2:00PM
Join Amy Corcoran and Samantha Martin (Gidja women), in
stretching the body and energising the spirit with live didgeridoo
accompaniment. Bring a mat or towel. The yoga circles create a
large circle of stretching, smiling, happy people.
DAILY Ceremony Grounds 8:30AM
TRADITIONAL TOTONACA HEALERS
FROM MEXICO WILL SHARE THEIR
ANCIENT HEALING PRACTICES
feathers ochres totems message sticks moiety ta moko smudging shells tapa buckskin beads
moiety kinship scarring waka longhouse trochus pigments carving cleansing corroboree trochus
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