Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Burnet Institute

09 July, 2019

Boon Wurrung Elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs AM speaks at the Alfred Research Alliance NAIDOC Event

Burnet and Alfred Research Alliance partners have come together to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019 and learn more about Australia’s rich Indigenous culture.

In an event which filled the precinct’s Lecture Theatre, staff and students from The Alfred, Baker and Burnet Institute were entertained and informed by Boon Wurrung Elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs AM, and One Fire Dance Company’s Robert Bamblett.

Sharing her insights on the theme of NAIDOC 2019: Voice, Treaty, Truth, Ms Briggs emphasised the message ‘wominjeka’ or welcome in the Wurundjeri language.

Following Ms Briggs' presentation the audience was treated to Mr Bamblett’s dance and didgeridoo performance.

Robert Bamblett

Image: Robert Bamblett from One Fire Dance Company entertained the crowd with a didgeridoo and dance performance

The event formed part of NAIDOC Week, held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Burnet’s Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee has formed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Subcommittee to strengthen partnerships between the Institute and Indigenous Australian communities.


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