The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Team has been asked to present at the AGM for the History Council of WA.
The council is a peak body organisation that provides a voice for history by promoting the study, preservation and use of history in WA. Part of the focus of the council has become the importance of truth telling in the lead up to 2029 (200 years of colonisation in WA). Danjoo Koorliny was asked to contribute as part of the 2021 History Council Annual Address. Other
The 2021 Meeka Moorart Full Moon Ceremony and Ni! Bilyada Waanginy Listen! The Rivers are Speaking had around 1000 registrations, with several hundred attending despite the damp and cloudy evening, and many more watching the live stream online. The evening began with everybody introducing themselves to the river, before Dr Noel Nannup gave the Welcome to Country. Kobi Morrison then led a singing of the Boolarang Meeka Full Moon Song as Meeka the Moon rose behind the clouds. T
Danjoo Koorliny Co-Director Carol Innes and Danjoo Koorliny Project Lead Oral McGuire have co-facilitated the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit, as well as the Elder-Leader Briefing. Their hosting was interspersed with many reflections and insights, and in this way their MC work resembled a form of ‘keynote facilitating’. Below is a brief selection of highlights from their co-hosting of this year’s summit. DAY ONE
“What a wonderful gathering of leaders, of people, of
During the two-day summit, artists created paintings, visual scribing, poetic mirroring and more. Here is a collection of artwork from the summit, and some of the explanations given by artists on the day. Please don't share these artworks outside of this context. At the end of this article you will find an explanation of visual scribing. “This one [first from top/left above] was mainly about the Welcome to Country and the smoking ceremony we had yesterday morning -that was re
Numerous younger people have offered their reflections on Danjoo Koorliny during a feedback panel at the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit.
The panel took place at the end of day one of the two day summit. Below are some of the reflections shared. “It's very liberating, It's very healing...I'm very lucky to be sharing this room with you guys. I'm very lucky to be able to see so many people who have made the independent decision to help try and better the world aroun
See below live feedback from this year's Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit. An additional question of "What's your commitment towards co-creating the change we want to see before 2029?" had 314 responses, and is currently being processed. #DanjooKoorliny
Danjoo Koorliny Co-Director Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward, and the Governor of Western Australia and Danjoo Koorliny Ambassador the Hon Kim Beazley have given keynotes during the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit. Both Colleen and the Governor addressed the theme of ‘What is important to consider as we walk together towards 2029 and beyond?’ Colleen spoke about the need for change, and how that need is closer to home for some than others. She spoke about personal
The City of Perth Elders have contributed a panel session on day two of the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit, where they spoke about a new agreement that they’ve now signed with the city. The panel started with opening words from Dr Margaret Culbong. “This is my country, this is Whadjuk country, and my ancestors - we're not going to go away. This is our land, and our law, our culture. And one of our laws and culture is about sharing and caring. And this is what we
We have now designed a Danjoo Koorliny Bidi Labs journey which will begin next year with the two main themes of Moort Families and Boodja Country.
Into these two main labs will flow smaller streams related to those larger themes, such as education, children and families, health etc. in relation to the Moort Families Lab; and such streams as food, fire and water in relation to the Boodja Country Lab.
All of these labs will be held within the Kaartdijin Systems Knowledge Hu
We have now developed a prototype Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Bidi Process, themed on taking a journey together with others in a particular place. The process moves from meeting others (introductions), planning a journey (seeing together), reflecting in the same way you might the night before you take a journey (reflect), then there’s the three stages of the journey - the beginning (first steps), the middle (exploratory steps), and the end (walking together), before the
More than 200 senior leaders in government, business and the NGO/NFP/community sectors have met with Noongar Elders and leaders, including the Danjoo Koorliny Co-Directors and team. The by-invitation event was hosted by Danjoo Koorliny as an opportunity for Western Australian senior leaders to look at the journey so far, and to see the path ahead towards 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Western Australia) and beyond. The evening was MC’d by Carol Innes and Oral McGuire, wit
Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Co-Director Dr Noel Nannup and the Chief Scientist of Western Australia Professor Peter Klinken presented keynotes on day one of the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit on the theme ‘The Science of Spirituality’. Noel spoke about his personal experiences and reflections, as well as the importance of the Noongar governance model, social order, six-season cycle and totemic system. “For us as Aboriginal people, the spirit is in everything,”
We have now mapped out a Danjoo Koorliny Bidi Pathway to 2029 and Beyond which lays out the different stages of the Aboriginal-led journey towards 200 years of colonisation in Western Australia. Digital Scribing by Shenali Perera - please don't share outside of this context. The bidi pathway was presented at the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit by Ezra Jacobs-Smith and the Danjoo Koorliny Team. “What we've got here is basically a visual representation of the journey
The 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit began with a smoking ceremony on Matagarup Heirisson Island with Trevor Walley and Barry Winmar. This was followed by a Welcome to Country and smoking by Neville Collard and other Elders outside the venue at Boodjargabbeelup Point Fraser, and a Welcome inside the venue by Dr Noel Nannup and Dr Richard Walley. Artwork by Jade Dolman from the 2021 Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit. Please don't share outside of t
Scribing by Shenali Perera - please don't share outside of this context. More than 450 people came together recently for the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit at Boodjargabbeelup Point Fraser in East Perth. This now begins the third year of the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together movement towards 2029 and beyond. We will be posting ongoing highlights from the summit and whole festival in the days ahead. In the meantime, please continue to use #DanjooKoorliny2
The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together team have hosted a sundowner event with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Western Australia to formally recognise the developing relationship with and support of Lotterywest as we all continue walking together towards 2029 and beyond. UWA Vice Chancellor Prof Amit Chakma and the Danjoo Koorliny team welcomed the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Industrial Relations and Mental Health the Hon Stephen Dawson, Lotterywest Chair Prof Pet
In place of a keynote, Danjoo Koorliny Co-Director Carol Innes and Danjoo Koorliny Project Lead Oral McGuire will be facilitating special feedback conversations throughout this year’s summit. Carol and Oral will be co-facilitating various sessions throughout the two-day program in order to hear and integrate voices from the room. They will also be MC’ing various sessions, including panel discussions, and more. The program will be an interactive and experiential journey in whi
The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Session took place on Tuesday September 21 at Boodjargabbeelup Point Fraser, East Perth. Around 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people came together for the session, held this year before the other Danjoo Koorliny festival events, to discuss important cultural, environmental, economic and social themes that will continue to shape our 2029 and Beyond Vision. Images: Scribing artwork from the Da
Danjoo Koorliny Co-Director Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM will be giving a keynote alongside the Governor of Western Australia and Danjoo Koorliny Ambassador the Hon Kim Beazley AC during this year’s Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit. They will each give a keynote on ‘What is important to consider as we walk together towards 2029 and beyond?’ “Lots of our conversations are leading those of us in Western Australia to the quite arbitrary date of 2029,” Colleen said d
The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Team has given a keynote presentation at the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Forum. This year's forum had the theme Doyntj Doyntj - Come Together, and aimed to "assist local governments to develop strong, ongoing relationships with local Aboriginal communities that recognise our shared cultural heritage, create opportunities for Aboriginal empowerment, and celebrate successes