FIRESTICK heal our country
NGETHN O' a community event on a global stage
Kowanyama cemetery Cape York Australia 15.4740° S, 141.7452° E. Many stories. One message. It’s been buried deep in our earth for so long and now it’s rising to the surface. Stories that need to be more than just told. A message that needs to be more than just heard. It’s our culture. It needs to be felt … deeply.
Ngethn o' is an expression. It's a call to our ancestors when entering their country. It means 'we are here' and is respectful acknowledgement, with permission sought and gratitude felt, for the land and water that connects us all. We invite you to experience, on social media platforms, our first cultural festival ... on country. Connect with Kowanyama now. We've got something for you!
Selected community youth, supported by Kowanyama Culture and Research Centre staff and elders, are being given unprecedented access to the Kowanyama collection. These people will form the initial team responsible for the online archival process of this significant Australian collection. This clip is a direct and personal message to those involved in this significant collection.
Sorry business prevented the attendance of Kowanyama representatives at the 2017 Laura festival. This WOVEN Tracks clip is focused on a concept originally proposed by the elders of this remote community nearly thirty years ago. It was the subject of the documentary Running the River. This behind the scenes short form video captures the true heart of Cape York people. Compassionate, connected and supportive of the people of Kowanyama.
Content development for multi-platform publishing
Archival, preservation and revival projects for community cultural assets
Embedding Australian indigenous perspectives woven from stories in language art dance and song
Traditional knowledge transmission using new media