Everyone’s Voice Ngulu Nganjin is a new event on the Darebin calendar to recognise and celebrate First Nations people and the wider Darebin community. 3KND there Supporting community events.
Darebin residents, old and new, were invited to be officially welcomed onto Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung country at a special event in the Darebin Arts Centre precinct on yesterday.
This free and dynamic First Nations program, which is co-designed by the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee and Darebin City Council, featured a Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Welcome Ceremony with Uncle Bill Nicholson and the Djirri Djirri dancers...included was a live music program headlined by young vocal prodigy, Isaiah Firebrace, featuring local primary school students.
Darebin Mayor Susan Rennie said Ngulu Nganjin - Everyone’s Voice reinforces Darebin Council’s commitment to respecting and celebrating First Nations peoples.
“This is a special opportunity for all of Darebin’s diverse communities to join together and be welcomed onto Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung country, to share stories and voices and to raise awareness and understanding,” said Mayor Rennie.
“The input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is fundamental to the spirit of the event,” said Charles Pakana from the Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
“This event is a celebration of the culture and history of First Nations peoples and it’s also an opportunity for all people who call Darebin home to join together and celebrate.”