2015 Guringai Festival - Story of place

2015 Guringai Festival

About the Guringai Festival

Founded in 2001, the Guringai Festival aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region. The festival usually starts on Sorry Day, 26 May and goes through to the end of NAIDOC Week, the second week in July each year.

The festival involves 11 Councils and numerous reconciliation and community groups. Events include workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films and talks.

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2015 Sorry Day Invitation

Sorry Day Event 2015
Sorry Day Event 2015


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Pathways to Recovery for Stolen Generations Survivors and their Families

Sorry Day Event 2015

National Sorry Day is an Australian wide observance day held on May 26 each year. This day gives us a chance to come together and share the stories and walk together towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

When: 9am – 1pm, Tuesday 26th May

Where: The Pavilion @ The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

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INDIGENOUS FOOD and MEDICINE with AUNTY FRAN BODKIN

INDIGENOUS FOOD and MEDICINE with AUNTY FRAN BODKIN

When: Thursday, April 23 at 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Where: Lakeview Room, Narrabeen Tramshed, Arts and Community Centre, 1395 Pittwater Rd Narrabeen.

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RED EARTH TO BLUE SEA : A CELEBRATION OF SISTER-CITIES BREWARRINA AND WARRINGAH



2015 Autumn Elimatta

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Information night:
Aboriginal Sites in Sydney's North

Guest Speaker: Bob Conroy

Formerly a senior manager of NPWS, Bob will describe the fascinating heritage found along the Hawkesbury River then Listen to the sound of the didgeridoo while Enjoying freshly cooked Johnnie cakes

When: 7:30pm, Monday 9th March
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Cost: Free and all welcome including light supper

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2014 Summer Elimatta

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Previous Information night: Pastor Ray Minniecon

Is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi Nation and the Gurang Gurang Nation.

And a long time fighter for Aboriginal rights and dignity.

Ray has had extensive involvement with many Aboriginal educational programs

Ray Will be talking about:

  • The Coloured Digger Project
  • Kinchela Boys Home
  • Serving a ‘changing’ Redfern and much more!
  • Plus Q&A

Ray earned a BA in Theology and Education at Murdoch University, WA.

In 2001, Ray spoke in Italy at a Global Forum on Ethics and Economics,where he also had a private audience with the Pope.

When: 7:30pm, Monday 10th November
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Cost: Free and all welcome including light supper

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Previous Information night:
Bennelong and Bungaree

  

Keith Vincent Smith - A Historian in Indigenous People

Keith will give an illustrated talk about these significant Aboriginal leaders.

Bungaree circumnavigated Australia with Matthew Flinders and was one of the first people to be called an Australian.

He was granted land at Georges Head by Governor Macquarie 200 years ago on 31 January 2015.

When: 7:30pm, Monday 8th September
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Cost: Free and all welcome including light supper

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Previous Information night:
NAIDOC 2014

Neil Evers explains NAIDOC Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond

Then Adam Cryer (Aboriginal Child Youth & Family – Community Facilitator, Hornsby Shire Council) will show:

Mini Short Film Festival

  • Spiritual Connections
  • Rainbow Serpent's Cave
  • Devil's Rock

As part of the ‘Our Place’ Project, the three short films feature Aboriginal stories that are told by descendants of the Durag & Guringai people, and are associated with the Hornsby Shire.

When: Monday July 14th at 7:30pm
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

Cost: Free and all welcome including light supper

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Previous Information night:
Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park

When: Monday May 12th at 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park

All welcome - this is a free night including light supper

Guest speakers Judith Bennett & Jenny Harris will outline the future plans for the Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park.