Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Session
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
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 Danjoo Koorliny Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Session by Jade Dolman and Danielle Thurlow. (Please don't share outside of this context.)
This was the first year the event has extended beyond Noongar country via a virtual link to the Pilbara. This was done to continue building relationships with Pilbara Aboriginal leadership following the Danjoo Koorliny West Pilbara trip earlier this year. We were pleased to have had Pilbara Aboriginal leaders connecting in and contributing to the conversation, and we are excited to have a virtual access option for regional areas of WA.
Image: Scribing artwork by Jade Dolman. (Please don't share outside of this context.)
The session was an opportunity for Danjoo Koorliny co-directors and staff to update the wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with where the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together project is currently at, and to look to the weeks, months and years ahead.
Photos by Alita Gansberg
The session venue overlooked the Derbarl Yerrigan Swan River and Matagarup Heirisson Island, and is the same venue that will be used for this year’s Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit, which will take place on October 6 & 7.
To see the program for this year’s Summit, please click here.
To register for the Summit, please click here.