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Reposting @misszetarose with permission:
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I put this video together some time ago, featuring a stunning dress handmade by @melyndamade from fabric bearing traditional Aboriginal artwork, Yalke Green, by the incredible June Smith. .⠀
Also included are these absolutely incredible clapsticks from @playful_by_nature, handmade by the amazing Yorta Yorta artist Ross Morgan at @deadly_creations_art @rossarthurmorgan .⠀
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This film contains the song Inanay by Tiddas. Growing up, this song left an enormous mark on my life... even as a non-indigenous Australian and as such has been included. .⠀
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The video was put together with the assistance and advice of one of my very nearest and dearest Aboriginal friends, as I wanted to ensure that it was culturally considerate.⠀
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I didn’t post this video at the time in which I made it because there was a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Being completely honest, I was concerned about the possibility of negative feedback.... BUT...⠀
For me, the wearing, using and promotion of traditional Aboriginal culture is about the celebration of what is an incredible part of Australian culture... for me, this is about my appreciation and is not about being culturally appropriate or offensive. NAIDOC is a week to celebrate Australia’s Indigenous culture. In the industry I work in, and more specifically in the location I work in and demographic I work with, I work very closely with the Indigenous community and it therefore is extremely important for me, as a non-Indigenous Australian, to recognise and celebrate the culture and the community and show my appreciation. As Australians in general, we are all impacted by the Indigenous culture in one form or another... and I pay the utmost respect to all Indigenous peoples and elders - past, present and future. .⠀
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Zeta has been learning and celebrating NAIDOC at kindy this week as well as at home... it’s important to me that she grows to learn and appreciate the land on which she lives. .⠀
#inanay #yortayorta #deadly #deadlycreations #junesmith #melyndamade #Indigenous #Indigenousart #Aboriginal #Aboriginalart #NAIDOC"
Reposting @misszetarose with permission: . "NAIDOC 2018: Because of Her, We can...⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I put this video together some time ago, featuring a stunning dress handmade by @melyndamade from fabric bearing traditional Aboriginal artwork, Yalke Green, by the incredible June Smith. .⠀ Also included are these absolutely incredible clapsticks from @playful_by_nature, handmade by the amazing Yorta Yorta artist Ross Morgan at @deadly_creations_art @rossarthurmorgan .⠀ .⠀ This film contains the song Inanay by Tiddas. Growing up, this song left an enormous mark on my life... even as a non-indigenous Australian and as such has been included. .⠀ .⠀ The video was put together with the assistance and advice of one of my very nearest and dearest Aboriginal friends, as I wanted to ensure that it was culturally considerate.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I didn’t post this video at the time in which I made it because there was a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Being completely honest, I was concerned about the possibility of negative feedback.... BUT...⠀ For me, the wearing, using and promotion of traditional Aboriginal culture is about the celebration of what is an incredible part of Australian culture... for me, this is about my appreciation and is not about being culturally appropriate or offensive. NAIDOC is a week to celebrate Australia’s Indigenous culture. In the industry I work in, and more specifically in the location I work in and demographic I work with, I work very closely with the Indigenous community and it therefore is extremely important for me, as a non-Indigenous Australian, to recognise and celebrate the culture and the community and show my appreciation. As Australians in general, we are all impacted by the Indigenous culture in one form or another... and I pay the utmost respect to all Indigenous peoples and elders - past, present and future. .⠀ .⠀ Zeta has been learning and celebrating NAIDOC at kindy this week as well as at home... it’s important to me that she grows to learn and appreciate the land on which she lives. .⠀ #inanay  #yortayorta  #deadly  #deadlycreations  #junesmith  #melyndamade  #Indigenous  #Indigenousart  #Aboriginal  #Aboriginalart  #NAIDOC "
Our staunch matriarch, my grandmother; doing welcome smoking ceremony on Yorta Yorta Woka. 
But that beanie though. #cray Ha! 
#family #nan #matriarch #ceremony #smoke #fire #cleanse #spirit #ancestors #aboriginal #yortayorta #woka #naidoc #vic
I couldn’t let NAIDOC Week pass without properly acknowledging this year’s theme of ‘Because of her, we can’. I always acknowledge that I was raised in a family that was female dominated and I really appreciate the opportunity to say thanks to the Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta women who’s strength, resilience, wisdom, humour form so much of my heritage and my being. I pay thanks to my Mum Michelle for being my rock, My Nan Lillian Cooper (née Collins) for her courage and helping my Mum raise me, my Aunt’s Caroline and Connie for their constant support and being like the sisters I never got to have, my Great Grandmothers Evelyn Collins (née Freeman) and Nellie Pitts ( née Cooper) whose very being have gifted me with a family that I’m forever grateful for. To all my female cousins, I love and adore you all and am forever grateful to call you family. To all my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female friends, may you all continue to be the amazing beings that have helped shape who I’am today - a source of inspiration, support, integrity and humility that should always be recognised this NAIDOC Week and beyond #respect #naidocweek #naidocweek2018 #becauseofherwecan #appreciationpost #wiradjuri #yortayorta #tooblacktoostrong #aboriginalaustralia
I couldn’t let NAIDOC Week pass without properly acknowledging this year’s theme of ‘Because of her, we can’. I always acknowledge that I was raised in a family that was female dominated and I really appreciate the opportunity to say thanks to the Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta women who’s strength, resilience, wisdom, humour form so much of my heritage and my being. I pay thanks to my Mum Michelle for being my rock, My Nan Lillian Cooper (née Collins) for her courage and helping my Mum raise me, my Aunt’s Caroline and Connie for their constant support and being like the sisters I never got to have, my Great Grandmothers Evelyn Collins (née Freeman) and Nellie Pitts ( née Cooper) whose very being have gifted me with a family that I’m forever grateful for. To all my female cousins, I love and adore you all and am forever grateful to call you family. To all my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female friends, may you all continue to be the amazing beings that have helped shape who I’am today - a source of inspiration, support, integrity and humility that should always be recognised this NAIDOC Week and beyond #respect  #naidocweek  #naidocweek2018  #becauseofherwecan  #appreciationpost  #wiradjuri  #yortayorta  #tooblacktoostrong  #aboriginalaustralia 
NAIDOC 2018: Because of Her, We can...
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I put this video together some time ago, featuring a stunning dress handmade by @melyndamade from fabric bearing traditional Aboriginal artwork, Yalke Green, by the incredible June Smith. .
Also included are these absolutely incredible clapsticks from @playful_by_nature, handmade by the amazing Yorta Yorta artist Ross Morgan at @deadly_creations_art @rossarthurmorgan .
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This film contains the song Inanay by Tiddas. Growing up, this song left an enormous mark on my life... even as a non-indigenous Australian and as such has been included. .
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The video was put together with the assistance and advice of one of my very nearest and dearest Aboriginal friends, as I wanted to ensure that it was culturally considerate.
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I didn’t post this video at the time in which I made it because there was a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Being completely honest, I was concerned about the possibility of negative feedback.... BUT...
For me, the wearing, using and promotion of traditional Aboriginal culture is about the celebration of what is an incredible part of Australian culture... for me, this is about my appreciation and is not about cultural appropriation  or being offensive. NAIDOC is a week to celebrate Australia’s Indigenous culture. In the industry I work in, and more specifically in the location I work in and demographic I work with, I work very closely with the Indigenous community and it therefore is extremely important for me, as a non-Indigenous Australian, to recognise and celebrate the culture and the community and show my appreciation. As Australians in general, we are all impacted by the Indigenous culture in one form or another... and I pay the utmost respect to all Indigenous peoples and elders - past, present and future. .
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Zeta has been learning and celebrating NAIDOC at kindy this week as well as at home... it’s important to me that she grows to learn and appreciate the land on which she lives. .
#inanay #yortayorta #deadly #deadlycreations #junesmith #melyndamade #Indigenous #Indigenousart #Aboriginal #Aboriginalart #NAIDOC
NAIDOC 2018: Because of Her, We can... . . I put this video together some time ago, featuring a stunning dress handmade by @melyndamade from fabric bearing traditional Aboriginal artwork, Yalke Green, by the incredible June Smith. . Also included are these absolutely incredible clapsticks from @playful_by_nature, handmade by the amazing Yorta Yorta artist Ross Morgan at @deadly_creations_art @rossarthurmorgan . . This film contains the song Inanay by Tiddas. Growing up, this song left an enormous mark on my life... even as a non-indigenous Australian and as such has been included. . . The video was put together with the assistance and advice of one of my very nearest and dearest Aboriginal friends, as I wanted to ensure that it was culturally considerate. . . I didn’t post this video at the time in which I made it because there was a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Being completely honest, I was concerned about the possibility of negative feedback.... BUT... For me, the wearing, using and promotion of traditional Aboriginal culture is about the celebration of what is an incredible part of Australian culture... for me, this is about my appreciation and is not about cultural appropriation or being offensive. NAIDOC is a week to celebrate Australia’s Indigenous culture. In the industry I work in, and more specifically in the location I work in and demographic I work with, I work very closely with the Indigenous community and it therefore is extremely important for me, as a non-Indigenous Australian, to recognise and celebrate the culture and the community and show my appreciation. As Australians in general, we are all impacted by the Indigenous culture in one form or another... and I pay the utmost respect to all Indigenous peoples and elders - past, present and future. . . Zeta has been learning and celebrating NAIDOC at kindy this week as well as at home... it’s important to me that she grows to learn and appreciate the land on which she lives. . #inanay  #yortayorta  #deadly  #deadlycreations  #junesmith  #melyndamade  #Indigenous  #Indigenousart  #Aboriginal  #Aboriginalart  #NAIDOC 
Karen Milward a wonderful Aboriginal Business Woman. ‘Why not’ a phrase that’s opened many doors. She reminds us to ‘never lose sight of who you are. Never take no for an answer, get involved in your networks to achieve all that you want to do’ #yortayorta #wecan18 #becauseofherwecan #naidoc2018 #ngiyanilead
Karen Milward a wonderful Aboriginal Business Woman. ‘Why not’ a phrase that’s opened many doors. She reminds us to ‘never lose sight of who you are. Never take no for an answer, get involved in your networks to achieve all that you want to do’ #yortayorta  #wecan18  #becauseofherwecan  #naidoc2018  #ngiyanilead 
Smoking Ceremony🙏
National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee
#becauseofherwecan #proudtostand #smokingceremony #yortayorta #naidoc2018 #naidocweek #australiainternationalpageants
Got to meet this dude at Dharnya Day today on Yorta Yorta country! Broad shell Turtle. So long neck. Much staring. Very shell. Thanks for putting on a wonderful day to all involved!
#naidocweek #broadshelledturtle  #turtle #becauseofherwecan #dharnyaday #dharnya #yortayorta #naidoc #barmah
After taking a basket weaving workshop with Yorta Yorta artist @donnablackall yesterday, I have a reinvigorated respect for the craft! 
Thank you Donna for sharing your culture, amazing skill & your boundless patience with us...I was determined to finish this tiny basket last night! 🌿 “As a proud Aboriginal woman, I believe the more we learn about our Indigenous ancestors in Australia, the more we can help people understand the country that we live on and the importance of maintaining a sustainable way of life for all Australians, and future generations to come” ~ Donna Blackall.

#naidocweek #becauseofherwecan (Donna's quote sourced from @craftvictoria website)
After taking a basket weaving workshop with Yorta Yorta artist @donnablackall yesterday, I have a reinvigorated respect for the craft! Thank you Donna for sharing your culture, amazing skill & your boundless patience with us...I was determined to finish this tiny basket last night! 🌿 “As a proud Aboriginal woman, I believe the more we learn about our Indigenous ancestors in Australia, the more we can help people understand the country that we live on and the importance of maintaining a sustainable way of life for all Australians, and future generations to come” ~ Donna Blackall. #naidocweek  #becauseofherwecan  (Donna's quote sourced from @craftvictoria website)
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Leanne Miller (AKA mum’s bestie) @leanne.miller.3192 
From the Dhulanyagen Ulupna Clan of the Yorta Yorta Nation.
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Leanne is a fierce advocate and leader in Indigenous and Women’s rights. She has represented Australian Indigenous Women at the United Nations in New York and undertaken a UN Fellowship in Geneva. .
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Leanne is the Executive Director of Koori Women Mean Business and is also the Chairperson of @outbackacademy who last year pushed for the entry for a women’s @reddustheelers team in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League. .
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Leanne you are an amazing, strong, kick ass woman and one of my heroes. Thank you for your friendship, mentorship and being a big part of my growing up. I’m very lucky to know you and to learn from you. Love ya heaps ❤️
Ps mum says hi 😂
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#naidoc #naidocweek #strongwomen #indigenouswomen #womenwholead #likeagirl #womenempowerment #femaleleaders #koori #becauseofherwecan #kooriwomenmeanbusiness #kwmb #yortayorta @vicwomenstrust @globalwomensproject @ywcavictoria @ywcaaus
#becauseofher  #naidoc2018  . . Leanne Miller (AKA mum’s bestie) @leanne.miller.3192 From the Dhulanyagen Ulupna Clan of the Yorta Yorta Nation. . . Leanne is a fierce advocate and leader in Indigenous and Women’s rights. She has represented Australian Indigenous Women at the United Nations in New York and undertaken a UN Fellowship in Geneva. . . Leanne is the Executive Director of Koori Women Mean Business and is also the Chairperson of @outbackacademy who last year pushed for the entry for a women’s @reddustheelers team in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League. . . Leanne you are an amazing, strong, kick ass woman and one of my heroes. Thank you for your friendship, mentorship and being a big part of my growing up. I’m very lucky to know you and to learn from you. Love ya heaps ❤️ Ps mum says hi 😂 . . #naidoc  #naidocweek  #strongwomen  #indigenouswomen  #womenwholead  #likeagirl  #womenempowerment  #femaleleaders  #koori  #becauseofherwecan  #kooriwomenmeanbusiness  #kwmb  #yortayorta  @vicwomenstrust @globalwomensproject @ywcavictoria @ywcaaus
#Repost @the_dreaming_now
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The future is black

Inspiring time with young  cuzs this week back home on kaieltheban, yorta woka through @rumbalarafnc
making a track with the brother  @phillytheaboriginal and sis @amrita_moves 
Seeing our young mob take to song and culture with infinite appetite is beyond compare. The cultural future of this land is in good hands be assured. 
#thefutureisblack
#yortayorta
#alwayswasalwayswillbe
#Repost  @the_dreaming_now ・・・ The future is black Inspiring time with young cuzs this week back home on kaieltheban, yorta woka through @rumbalarafnc making a track with the brother @phillytheaboriginal and sis @amrita_moves Seeing our young mob take to song and culture with infinite appetite is beyond compare. The cultural future of this land is in good hands be assured. #thefutureisblack  #yortayorta  #alwayswasalwayswillbe 
My little yorta yorta turtle enjoying a few naidoc celebrations 🖤💛❤️ #naidoc2018 #becauseofherwecan #yortayorta #sunraysia #sunraysiathrumyeyes #Naidoc #kooriepride #blackyellowred #aboriginal
Aunty Lois Peeler is the next Elder in the Arts to tell her story at The History Salon. Come along to @artscentremelbourne’s Bombini Buzz Bar on Weds 25 July from 6-7pm to hear her incredible story. It's free, but please RSVP via our website (under KIN). Aunty Lois is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up in the 1940s of northern Victoria. In the 60s, she joined famous singing group, The Sapphires, and toured to Vietnam and performed at home in Australia. She is now the Executive Director and Principal of Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, a school dedicated to giving young aboriginal women from all around Australia a holistic education that nurtures Aboriginal culture, history and identity in an education framework.

Aunty Lois will be talking about pivotal moments in her arts career, including her time with The Sapphires, and working as a model. Hosted by Blak Betty.

#artscentremelbourne #auntylois #loispeeler #saphhires #worawa #Cummeragunja #barmah #naidoc2018 #becauseofherwecan #education #artselder #indigenousart #blakpower #yortayorta #boonwurrung #wurundjeri #blakbetty #thehistorysalon #historysalon #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory #blackhistory #indigenoushistory #healesville
Aunty Lois Peeler is the next Elder in the Arts to tell her story at The History Salon. Come along to @artscentremelbourne’s Bombini Buzz Bar on Weds 25 July from 6-7pm to hear her incredible story. It's free, but please RSVP via our website (under KIN). Aunty Lois is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up in the 1940s of northern Victoria. In the 60s, she joined famous singing group, The Sapphires, and toured to Vietnam and performed at home in Australia. She is now the Executive Director and Principal of Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, a school dedicated to giving young aboriginal women from all around Australia a holistic education that nurtures Aboriginal culture, history and identity in an education framework. Aunty Lois will be talking about pivotal moments in her arts career, including her time with The Sapphires, and working as a model. Hosted by Blak Betty. #artscentremelbourne  #auntylois  #loispeeler  #saphhires  #worawa  #Cummeragunja  #barmah  #naidoc2018  #becauseofherwecan  #education  #artselder  #indigenousart  #blakpower  #yortayorta  #boonwurrung  #wurundjeri  #blakbetty  #thehistorysalon  #historysalon  #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory  #blackhistory  #indigenoushistory  #healesville 
"Because of her we can" -NAIDOC 2018

This is my Great Great Great Nanna (Njerring) Sarah. I am so proud to have such a strong connection with my family, both sides, indigenous and non-indigenous, black & white. 
Discovering our connection with this country, our existence and history is both empowering and heartbreaking. 
Using my knowledge to help make a better future for all Australians.

#history #family #tradition #ancestors #proud #connection #indigenous #firstaustralians #yortayorta #naidoc2018 #becauseofherwecan #learning 
Photo care of @vixterwalker Xx
"Because of her we can" -NAIDOC 2018 This is my Great Great Great Nanna (Njerring) Sarah. I am so proud to have such a strong connection with my family, both sides, indigenous and non-indigenous, black & white. Discovering our connection with this country, our existence and history is both empowering and heartbreaking. Using my knowledge to help make a better future for all Australians. #history  #family  #tradition  #ancestors  #proud  #connection  #indigenous  #firstaustralians  #yortayorta  #naidoc2018  #becauseofherwecan  #learning  Photo care of @vixterwalker Xx
Shout out to @jfunkbrisbane @nateandrew87 @sandonmusic and Jeff Reid for getting me up at doo-bop jazz bar on Friday!
Shout out to @jfunkbrisbane @nateandrew87 @sandonmusic and Jeff Reid for getting me up at doo-bop jazz bar on Friday!
Happy NAIDOC Everyone😀 I'm starting my Naidoc week singing at an Exhibition opening tonight @jetjascafe @jirrijirri

#naidoc2018 #becauseofherican #ngurraburrafera #aboriginalart #tomday #yarkeen #jetjas #yortayorta #lilliewalker #luvtosing
My son repping his flag ✊🏽
Stand tall my boy, moments like these! I will forever cheris.. my boy is a proud #Gunditjmara #yortayorta #walpri #wirundjuri BOY [-0-]
Blak Matriarchal greatness. Me with nanny Beccy many moons ago. Love you #YortaYorta #becauseofherwecan
Had the most amazing few days creating with the kids in the #yortayorta nation. Especially during #naidoc week they wrote and rapped a sick song about because of her we can! Thank you @amrita_moves for having me join and @polyglottheatre for this amazing #fotlshepp program. Can't wait to see how @blackantfilms edits this! #alwayswasalwayswillbe
Had the most amazing few days creating with the kids in the #yortayorta  nation. Especially during #naidoc  week they wrote and rapped a sick song about because of her we can! Thank you @amrita_moves for having me join and @polyglottheatre for this amazing #fotlshepp  program. Can't wait to see how @blackantfilms edits this! #alwayswasalwayswillbe 
Millowl (Phillip Island) local Steve Parker (right) pictured with his son Leon (middle) and Ernie Dingo (left) will sit on the panel discussion ‘What colour is an Aborigine?’ Saturday 28th July. 
#steveparker #boonwurrung #yortayorta #erub #millowl #phillipisland #local #artist #performer #culturaleducator #surfer #aboriginal #man #welcometocountry #panel #discussion #whatcolourisanaborigine #literaryfestivalofphillipisland #LitFestPI
Today we were privileged to have Yorta Yorta Elder Aunty Pam Pedersen join us for #NAIDOC2018  to share her mother's story as a community activist, organiser, advocate for Aboriginal women and mum.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year's theme - Because of Her, We Can! - recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women for their achievements, their voice, their unwavering passion that provides strength, empowered past generations and paves the way for generations to come.

#NAIDOC #BecauseOfHerWeCan #YortaYorta
Today we were privileged to have Yorta Yorta Elder Aunty Pam Pedersen join us for #NAIDOC2018  to share her mother's story as a community activist, organiser, advocate for Aboriginal women and mum. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's theme - Because of Her, We Can! - recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women for their achievements, their voice, their unwavering passion that provides strength, empowered past generations and paves the way for generations to come. #NAIDOC  #BecauseOfHerWeCan  #YortaYorta 
We belong to the earth it does not belong to us. We are here to take care of it and pass it on to our descendants.

This morning we asked Uncle Col Walker to 'smoke' the new healing space at @wellsoulstudio before it opens. 
It was very important to Owner @nellymcneil to ensure this space was spiritually aligned with the traditional caretakers of the land here in Yorta Yorta country. A truly respectful and beautiful way to go about business. 
Uncle Col says the tradition of 'smoking' places and people was a sign of healing in itself. Many traditional cultures believe this. 
Thanks Uncle Col for coming out this morning and to Nelly for thinking to include such a tradition in her journey. 
#unclecol #smokingceremony #sacred #respect #alignment #spiritual #tradition #aboriginal #koori #yortayorta #cleansing #healing #naidoc
We belong to the earth it does not belong to us. We are here to take care of it and pass it on to our descendants. This morning we asked Uncle Col Walker to 'smoke' the new healing space at @wellsoulstudio before it opens. It was very important to Owner @nellymcneil to ensure this space was spiritually aligned with the traditional caretakers of the land here in Yorta Yorta country. A truly respectful and beautiful way to go about business. Uncle Col says the tradition of 'smoking' places and people was a sign of healing in itself. Many traditional cultures believe this. Thanks Uncle Col for coming out this morning and to Nelly for thinking to include such a tradition in her journey. #unclecol  #smokingceremony  #sacred  #respect  #alignment  #spiritual  #tradition  #aboriginal  #koori  #yortayorta  #cleansing  #healing  #naidoc 
The future is black

Inspiring time with young  cuzs this week back home on kaieltheban, yorta woka through @rumbalarafnc
making a track with the brother  @phillytheaboriginal and sis @amrita_moves 
Seeing our young mob take to song and culture with infinite appetite is beyond compare. The cultural future of this land is in good hands be assured. 
#thefutureisblack
#yortayorta
#alwayswasalwayswillbe
The future is black Inspiring time with young cuzs this week back home on kaieltheban, yorta woka through @rumbalarafnc making a track with the brother @phillytheaboriginal and sis @amrita_moves Seeing our young mob take to song and culture with infinite appetite is beyond compare. The cultural future of this land is in good hands be assured. #thefutureisblack  #yortayorta  #alwayswasalwayswillbe 
Briggs has become a powerhouse rapper who has created records that have made him a pioneer of the new wave of Australian hip-hop. He is Founder/CEO of Bad Apples Music. His outspoken critiques of Australian culture have given a strong voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally. Friday 27th July.
🎨 @joewhyteart

#adambriggs #briggs #yortayorta #aboriginal #man #musician #comedian #hiphop #genius #everybodyhasastory #literaryfestivalofphillipisland #phillipisland #literary #festival #LitFestPI
Briggs has become a powerhouse rapper who has created records that have made him a pioneer of the new wave of Australian hip-hop. He is Founder/CEO of Bad Apples Music. His outspoken critiques of Australian culture have given a strong voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally. Friday 27th July. 🎨 @joewhyteart #adambriggs  #briggs  #yortayorta  #aboriginal  #man  #musician  #comedian  #hiphop  #genius  #everybodyhasastory  #literaryfestivalofphillipisland  #phillipisland  #literary  #festival  #LitFestPI 
My bloodline runs into a culture that's older than the bible itself 
I'm 4,220th generation Yotja Yotja  blood descendent My blood connected ancestors walked this earth from the first sunrise our culture is the oldest living culture on earth 
#yotjayotjaart #yortayorta #blackpride #tribalculture #tribes #tribe #tribal  #aboriginalphotography #aboriginalart #didgeridoo #didgeridoo_crafter #followme  #aboriginalart #aboriginalpride #nativeart #nativeculture #nativeartist #artist #instaart #instagramarts #artistsofig #koorieart #koorieculture #aboriginalaustralians #music #artist #didgeridooplayer #musicinstruments #nativemusic #artsy #artoftheday #photooftheday
My bloodline runs into a culture that's older than the bible itself I'm 4,220th generation Yotja Yotja blood descendent My blood connected ancestors walked this earth from the first sunrise our culture is the oldest living culture on earth #yotjayotjaart  #yortayorta  #blackpride  #tribalculture  #tribes  #tribe  #tribal  #aboriginalphotography  #aboriginalart  #didgeridoo  #didgeridoo_crafter  #followme  #aboriginalart  #aboriginalpride  #nativeart  #nativeculture  #nativeartist  #artist  #instaart  #instagramarts  #artistsofig  #koorieart  #koorieculture  #aboriginalaustralians  #music  #artist  #didgeridooplayer  #musicinstruments  #nativemusic  #artsy  #artoftheday  #photooftheday 
New painting finished today, ❤️
New painting finished today, ❤️
Back with the JamFam tonight at @thebrisbanernbjam @thepressclubbrisbane  9:30-1:30am!
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Thanks to @elixir_strings @yamahabackstage .
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#brisbane #brisbanernbjam #bass #bassguitarist #elixir #elixirstrings #pressclub #fortitudevalley #aboriginal #yortayorta #indigenous #black #blackman #yamaha #yamahaartist
Yorta Yorta Matriarchs, The Merri Singers, Cummeragunja Mission 1930s. Aunty Iris, Aunty Nona and Nan Claire. #becauseofherwecan #yortayorta #naidocweek2018
I couldn’t let today pass without sending a big happy birthday to my mother bear!! It’s fitting that this year’s NAIDOC theme honours our amazing Indigenous women and i have been grateful to be raised by one of the best. A single Mum who had to play both roles with support from my equally amazing Nan. As I grow older I can see just how similar we are (especially our humour) and even though we drive each other crazy, argue and disagree, I couldn’t be more grateful to have her support, strength, guidance and humour in my life #mum #becauseofherwecan #appreciationpost
I couldn’t let today pass without sending a big happy birthday to my mother bear!! It’s fitting that this year’s NAIDOC theme honours our amazing Indigenous women and i have been grateful to be raised by one of the best. A single Mum who had to play both roles with support from my equally amazing Nan. As I grow older I can see just how similar we are (especially our humour) and even though we drive each other crazy, argue and disagree, I couldn’t be more grateful to have her support, strength, guidance and humour in my life #mum  #becauseofherwecan  #appreciationpost 
Yorta Yorta Matriarchs, Nan Claire and Aunty Nona performing in the troupe The Merri Singers, from Cummeragunja Mission. ❤️💛🖤#becauseofherwecan #yortayorta #matriarchs
Borpa (Murray River Crayfish)
24cmx43cm
Custom job finished.

#aboriginalart #yortayorta #gorrawaarts
I love my #politixmenswear suit jackets.
“Dressing well is a form of good manners”
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#politix #poltixjacket #suitjacket #singer #photography #performer #aboriginal #yortayorta #indigenous #model @funknstuffaus #blackman #suitandtie #quotes
@finnmccools last weekend with the @funknstuffaus .
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#funknstuff #funknstuffaus #finnmccools #irishbar #livemusic #singer #fortitudevalley #aboriginal #yortayorta #indigenous #black #blackman #photography
Deadly jammage with the @thebrisbanernbjam last week at the @thepressclubbrisbane .
Thanks to @elixir_strings @yamahabackstage .
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#elixirstrings #elixir #yamaha #yamahabass #bass #bassist #musician #performer #yamahaartist #chicagobulls #anke #brisbanernbjam #rnb #aboriginal #yortayorta #indigenous #blackman #blackartist #pressclub
‪So grateful to get the opportunity to sing and speak to the legends from the Victorian Electoral Commission. #australianhistory #aboriginal #yortayorta #yidaki #NAIDOC2018 #rock #darlow ‬
NAIDOC Exhibition at EMAI Foundry Art Space Murray Esplanade. Open night Friday 6.00 pm come down and have a look at Local Community Artwork have a listen to some great music, taste awesome food, wine beer & champagne - these babies finished just in time for opening night#NAIDOC #becauseofherwecan #yortayorta
NAIDOC Exhibition at EMAI Foundry Art Space Murray Esplanade. Open night Friday 6.00 pm come down and have a look at Local Community Artwork have a listen to some great music, taste awesome food, wine beer & champagne - these babies finished just in time for opening night#NAIDOC  #becauseofherwecan  #yortayorta 
I cannot wait to go back to my Hometown in 2 weeks & do some Photography for the Yorta Yorta Family Day...❤ #home #echucamoama #naidocweek #aboriginal #yortayorta #familyday
I knew I had four kids for a reason. We planted almost 200 trees over the weekend and these little legends made excellent #slavelabour. We planted Yellow Box, Ironbark, Grey Box, Red Box and Silver Banksia, all native to sandhill country in the Yorta Yorta region. It’s hard to imagine what it will look like in ten years time #revegetate #regenerate 🌳
I knew I had four kids for a reason. We planted almost 200 trees over the weekend and these little legends made excellent #slavelabour . We planted Yellow Box, Ironbark, Grey Box, Red Box and Silver Banksia, all native to sandhill country in the Yorta Yorta region. It’s hard to imagine what it will look like in ten years time #revegetate  #regenerate  🌳
First effort. A tiny basket woven with New Zealand flax. Weaving workshop with @donnablackall at the Koorie Heritage Trust. This was so much fun and I love that Donna encouraged us to try different materials in future ... recycle plastic bags, old t-shirts ... #journeywoman #yortayorta #donnablackall #koorieheritagetrust #weaving #basket #newzealandflax
Burnanga (Murray Cod) - This fish has sustained my family since the beginning of time and will continue to do so.
#gorrawaarts #yortayorta
Burnanga (Murray Cod) - This fish has sustained my family since the beginning of time and will continue to do so. #gorrawaarts  #yortayorta 
Deadly times jamming with @grooveelements on the weekend at the new W Hotel.
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#whotel #grooveelements @onstageandrea #corporateband #partyband #music #performers #performance #corporate #disco #discotheme #singer #aboriginal #yortayorta #black #blackman #toodeadly #deadlychoices #ssi
💙 afternoon run along my favorite river & trees #running #riverrun #shepparton #outsideisfree #australia #yortayorta land #goulburnriver
Robert Hillman recounts one of his favourite parts of Stan Yarramunua’s memoir- 
The epic beer heist!
Robert Hillman recounts one of his favourite parts of Stan Yarramunua’s memoir- The epic beer heist!
Painting I’m working on 😍
Painting I’m working on 😍
Jams with the bro @jfunkbrisbane at @doobopjazzbar tonight.
Thanks to @elixir_strings @yamahabackstage .
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#doobop #doobopjazzbar  #brisbane #duo #yamaha #yamahabass #yamahapiano #bass #singer #elixir #elixirstrings #aboriginal #yortayorta #indigenous #blackman #toodeadly
I came across this piece of my history this morning..... Burnum Burnums Statement on the Australian Environment from 1994.

Burnum Burnum
10 January 1936 – 18 August 1997 was an Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, and author. He was a Woiworrumg and Yorta Yorta man. 
He was originally named Harry Penrith and then took the name of his great grandfather, which means Great Warrior.

I called him Uncle, with great honour and deep respect he is part of my story eternally.  He sat beside me, my partner, my son, elders and extended family around a fire one evening in Tasmania many moons ago. The wisdom he gave and shared was and is part of the reason I moved on and up and became a successful Leader: strong and determined woman. Sharing this with you as 'we all being to the same family'.
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#burnumburnum #sharing
#woiworrumg #yortayorta #firstpeople #leadership
#statesman #elder #loveandrespect #Australia #history #cultures #family #clan #kin #environment #storytelling
I came across this piece of my history this morning..... Burnum Burnums Statement on the Australian Environment from 1994. Burnum Burnum 10 January 1936 – 18 August 1997 was an Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, and author. He was a Woiworrumg and Yorta Yorta man. He was originally named Harry Penrith and then took the name of his great grandfather, which means Great Warrior. I called him Uncle, with great honour and deep respect he is part of my story eternally. He sat beside me, my partner, my son, elders and extended family around a fire one evening in Tasmania many moons ago. The wisdom he gave and shared was and is part of the reason I moved on and up and became a successful Leader: strong and determined woman. Sharing this with you as 'we all being to the same family'. . . . . #burnumburnum  #sharing  #woiworrumg  #yortayorta  #firstpeople  #leadership  #statesman  #elder  #loveandrespect  #Australia  #history  #cultures  #family  #clan  #kin  #environment  #storytelling 
Steve Parker lives on Millowl (Phillip Island) & is a descendant of Boon Wurrung, Yorta Yorta, Erub (Darnly Island, Torres Strait). Steve will be conducting a smoking ceremony & welcome to country Friday 27th July. He will also sit on the panel discussion ‘What Colour Is An Aborigine’ Sunday 29th July. 
#steveparker #boonwurrung #yortayorta #erub #millowl #phillipisland #local #artist #performer #culturaleducator #surfer #aboriginal #man #welcometocountry #literaryfestivalofphillipisland #LitFestPI
Steve Parker lives on Millowl (Phillip Island) & is a descendant of Boon Wurrung, Yorta Yorta, Erub (Darnly Island, Torres Strait). Steve will be conducting a smoking ceremony & welcome to country Friday 27th July. He will also sit on the panel discussion ‘What Colour Is An Aborigine’ Sunday 29th July. #steveparker  #boonwurrung  #yortayorta  #erub  #millowl  #phillipisland  #local  #artist  #performer  #culturaleducator  #surfer  #aboriginal  #man  #welcometocountry  #literaryfestivalofphillipisland  #LitFestPI 
Yorta Yorta man, comedian & musical genius Adam Briggs will open the Festival. Briggs will be sharing the story of his remarkable life & the stories behind his music. He will be talking, not performing, but expect some explicit language. 📷 @tristan_edouard 
#adambriggs #briggs #yortayorta #aboriginal #man #musician #comedian #hiphop #genius #everybodyhasastory #literaryfestivalofphillipisland #phillipisland #literary #festival #LitFestPI
What a pleasure it was to play some Rock and Roll with these fine gentleman over the weekend, 6 performances in 3 days with the incredible Lance Lipinsky @theloversgram all the way from the US.
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Thanks to @elixir_strings .
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#musician #performer #rockandroll #coolyrockson2018 #guitarist #thesidekicks #elixir #elixirstrings #aboriginal #yortayorta #indigenous #blackman #band #toodeadly #deadlychoices @dj_mr_smith @bass_guy_yea
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Maree Clarke a Mutti Mutti/ Yorta Yorta/ Boonwurrung artist explores loss and sorrow through her culture and connection to her country in "Self Portrait with Mourning Necklace", 2017. The 50 metre black river reed necklace is made with crow feathers and her face is painted with her traditional mourning markings with white ochre. The black dress reflects most cultures in their state of mourning. ⠀
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As I reflect on nature and our connection to it, death will always be part of it. However, like Clarke is quoted on the wall text with this work, letting emotions come to the surface is so important. She is pissed off because she lost her partner of 30 years too soon. Reflecting on her loss has resulted in this installation and photo and thus, creates artwork that can be an incredible tool for others to gain awareness of worlds outside of their own. ⠀
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#mareeclarke #muttimutti #yortayorta #boonwurrung #selfportraitwithmourningnecklace #loss #death #nature #black #white #feathers #ochre #tradition #culture⠀
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⠀ Maree Clarke a Mutti Mutti/ Yorta Yorta/ Boonwurrung artist explores loss and sorrow through her culture and connection to her country in "Self Portrait with Mourning Necklace", 2017. The 50 metre black river reed necklace is made with crow feathers and her face is painted with her traditional mourning markings with white ochre. The black dress reflects most cultures in their state of mourning. ⠀ ⠀ As I reflect on nature and our connection to it, death will always be part of it. However, like Clarke is quoted on the wall text with this work, letting emotions come to the surface is so important. She is pissed off because she lost her partner of 30 years too soon. Reflecting on her loss has resulted in this installation and photo and thus, creates artwork that can be an incredible tool for others to gain awareness of worlds outside of their own. ⠀ ⠀ #mareeclarke  #muttimutti  #yortayorta  #boonwurrung  #selfportraitwithmourningnecklace  #loss  #death  #nature  #black  #white  #feathers  #ochre  #tradition  #culture ⠀ ⠀
Been a beautiful week with all the support for 'Indigenous Land' this past week from all types of avenues. Quite inspiring to see the amount of traction a track about Indigenous sovereignty can recieve i.e being up on playlists alongside mcs like @kendricklamar  amongst others including  other first nations fam @emilywurramara_official @kobie_dee47
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 A mindblowing and at same time beautiful thing 🙏
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Thanks to all that have shown love in some type.of way from friends , fam, to comm radio, global music platforms, everbody Every last bit is appreciated infinitely  in getting these type of messages out 🖤 grateful to continue my culture in the now . .
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Pic from.last sat in Naarm for the brother @kgofficialaus  black boy tour 🙏🖤 #thetimeisnow
#sovereignty 
#alwayswasalwayswillbeaboriginalland 
#blackexcellence
#yortayorta
#grateful
Been a beautiful week with all the support for 'Indigenous Land' this past week from all types of avenues. Quite inspiring to see the amount of traction a track about Indigenous sovereignty can recieve i.e being up on playlists alongside mcs like @kendricklamar amongst others including other first nations fam @emilywurramara_official @kobie_dee47 . . A mindblowing and at same time beautiful thing 🙏 . . Thanks to all that have shown love in some type.of way from friends , fam, to comm radio, global music platforms, everbody Every last bit is appreciated infinitely in getting these type of messages out 🖤 grateful to continue my culture in the now . . . Pic from.last sat in Naarm for the brother @kgofficialaus black boy tour 🙏🖤 #thetimeisnow  #sovereignty  #alwayswasalwayswillbeaboriginalland  #blackexcellence  #yortayorta  #grateful 
Thankyou to @st_augs_kyabram and Mr @anthonypoppa for inviting me to share and perform at your special Reconciliation Week Assembly this morning
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#reconciliationweek #ngurraburrafera #neverenough #languagematters #yortayorta #aboriginal #lilliewalker #luvtosing
Quick visit yesterday to see Mr Ollie
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#daschund #dog #sausagedog #model #dogmodel #aime #blackman #black #aboriginal #yortayorta
Good Morning Murray River
#river #riverside #yortayorta #Country
www.facebook.com/ImigoDawn
***NEW Resin Art
$200 each (I have two paintings that are being sold separately)
Name: Under the Milky Way Tonight. 
these piece is inspired by the Milky Way.  I love the way resin has a mind of its owe, I mixed, poured and hoped for the best haha and it exploded into a galaxy of colours and textures that makes you want to touch it. these pieces are accented with Aboriginal dot-art.
*resin & acrylic on canvas
size 1 x 30 cm 
inbox any inquiries on my fb page: Imigo Dawn
*no holds first in on these.
#MyArt #AborinalArtwork #DotArt #Cummeragunja #YortaYorta #Wimmera #Galaxy #MilkyWay #resin #art
www.facebook.com/ImigoDawn ***NEW Resin Art $200 each (I have two paintings that are being sold separately) Name: Under the Milky Way Tonight. these piece is inspired by the Milky Way. I love the way resin has a mind of its owe, I mixed, poured and hoped for the best haha and it exploded into a galaxy of colours and textures that makes you want to touch it. these pieces are accented with Aboriginal dot-art. *resin & acrylic on canvas size 1 x 30 cm inbox any inquiries on my fb page: Imigo Dawn *no holds first in on these. #MyArt  #AborinalArtwork  #DotArt  #Cummeragunja  #YortaYorta  #Wimmera  #Galaxy  #MilkyWay  #resin  #art 
***NEW Resin Art
www.facebook.com/ImigoDawn $200 each (I have two paintings that are being sold separately)
Name: Under the Milky Way Tonight. 
these piece is inspired by the Milky Way.  I love the way resin has a mind of its owe, I mixed, poured and hoped for the best haha and it exploded into a galaxy of colours and textures that makes you want to touch it. these pieces are accented with Aboriginal dot-art.
*resin & acrylic on canvas
size 1 x 30 cm 
inbox any inquiries to my fb page: www.facebook.com/ImigoDawn *no holds first in on these.
#MyArt #AborinalArtwork #DotArt #Cummeragunja #YortaYorta #Wimmera #Galaxy #MilkyWay #resin #art
***NEW Resin Art www.facebook.com/ImigoDawn $200 each (I have two paintings that are being sold separately) Name: Under the Milky Way Tonight. these piece is inspired by the Milky Way. I love the way resin has a mind of its owe, I mixed, poured and hoped for the best haha and it exploded into a galaxy of colours and textures that makes you want to touch it. these pieces are accented with Aboriginal dot-art. *resin & acrylic on canvas size 1 x 30 cm inbox any inquiries to my fb page: www.facebook.com/ImigoDawn *no holds first in on these. #MyArt  #AborinalArtwork  #DotArt  #Cummeragunja  #YortaYorta  #Wimmera  #Galaxy  #MilkyWay  #resin  #art 
Great to meet Isaiah Firebrace recently. What an amazing voice!@isaiahmusicofficial #isaiahfirebrace #yortayorta
Warming these bad boys up for the big game Sunday 🏉  #indigenousround #afl #yortayorta #bootenvy #proud @charliewanti
Performed for Department of Health and Human Services this morning celebrating Reconciliation Week • • •
#reconciliationweek #celebrating #aboriginal #languagematters #yortayorta #lilliewalker #luvtosing
Such a moving launch of the Aunty Margaret Tucker and Nora “Nanny” Charles Aboriginal Street Art Project.  Such outstanding women who would be very proud of how the younger generation celebrated them today. 
#aboriginalstreetart 
#visitshepparton 
#manygreatthings
#greatersheppartoncitycouncil 
#yortayorta
What a beautiful special day #windingdown #family #beautiful #briggsreunion #scorcher #shep #bestwkd #yortayorta ❤️