Carol Innes and Oral McGuire Facilitated Conversations

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 which people will be able to enter into the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together process and help co-design and co-create the vision for 2029, which will mark 200 years of colonisation in Western Australia.


“We are part of a movement going forward,” Carol said during the inaugural Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Festival in 2019.


“But also it's about how we acknowledge the past. It allows us to grow, looking to the present when we want to go together for the future.


“A number of people are relying on us, all of us, to leave - in the hands of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren and those that follow - a place that they feel that they belong to.


“That's where we're coming at it from,” she said.

Image: Oral and Carol speaking at previous Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summits.


Oral McGuire is the Danjoo Koorliny Project Lead for food, land and fire.


“Boodjar - our country - actually needs us, and it’s a collective,” Oral said during a global live-stream call earlier this year.

“So as Aboriginal people we talk about how science and our sacred knowledge can actually work together. How can the Western world grow value and respect for our old world, and bring it together in a way that we actually give the focus to boodjar - we make boodjar our number one - country becomes our focus, and then country will sustain us if we follow those basic principles."

“In our culture we talk about country being sick, which makes us sick.” “Some significant changes really need to be made if the Earth is going to regenerate itself through our support, and through the work that all of us, I’m sure, are committed to. And I think we need to see the power shifts - that to me is the greatest challenge,” he said.

The Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit, featuring Carol and Oral’s special facilitated conversations, will take place on the Derbarl Yerrigan Swan River October 6 & 7 at Boodjargabbeelup Point Fraser, East Perth.

The summit will also feature three other keynote presentations. Dr Noel Nannup will be speaking about ‘The Science of Spirituality’ alongside the Chief Scientist of Western Australia Prof Peter Klinken on day one of the summit.


On day two Dr Richard Walley will be speaking on ‘The Codes of Systems Change’ alongside MIT’s and the Presencing Institute’s Dr Otto Scharmer who will be joining online from Boston.


And later on day two, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward will be speaking alongside the Governor of Western Australia and Danjoo Koorliny Ambassador the Hon Kim Beazley AC on ‘What is important to consider as we walk together towards 2029 and beyond?’

To view the summit program, please click here. To register for the summit, please click here.

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