Rise’s marked National Reconciliation Week with music, dancing and discussions that connected the community with Aboriginal history and culture. Listening to the Elders and hearing their stories gives us the opportunity to learn about our shared histories and consider how we can contribute to a unified future.
The Moorditj Mob from Wesley College shared their culture at Yirra Mia and our Arts Hub.
Owning your History
We also aired the exceptional film by young Noongar dancer, Brianne Yarran. Brianne is the daughter of Rise’s Moorditj Mia Program Coordinator, Sherri. Her film includes the Moorditj Mia Elders group.
The film shares Brianne’s journey to create a solo dance routine that tells her Nannas’ Stolen Generation story.
Brianne has always known that her three Nannas were part of the Stolen Generations but she never truly understood what this meant and how it impacted on their lives. To do their story justice and to create a powerful dance piece, she must go on a difficult journey to learn the truth of their experience.
Brianne introduced her film with a solo dance routine.
At Rise, we believe that Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.