The delivery of this event has been changed. The morning session will now be delivered via Zoom and the afternoon session has been postponed.
The City of Greater Dandenong Reconciliation Week invites all communities to come together to learn about First Nations shared histories, cultures, and achievements for Reconciliation Week.
This year's theme, 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', asks us each to take positive action towards uniting together. Come and join us on the day for a one day event of performances and workshops.
Morning Program: 11am - 1.30pm (This will now be delivered via Zoom)
11am - 12.30pm
- Acknowledgement of Country (11am)
- Indigenous Outreach Projects Hip Hop workshop
- Face painting and children's activities
12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch and Music on the lawn
- Bo'Ness acoustic duo: Callum and Jackson McPartlane, proud Gunditimara boys
- Lunch on the lawn
Afternoon Program: 1.30pm - 3pm (The afternoon session has been postponed)
"Stories to Songs" with Bo'Ness: identical twin brothers Callum and Jackon McPartlane
Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri women's dance group workshop
Karn Yarn art making workshop with Leah Horvath, proud Kuku Yalanji woman
First Nations Workshops (1.30pm - 3pm) (These workshops have been postponed)
First Nations Workshops for mums and bubs and Elders lounge in the Supper Room at Springvale Town Hall, next to the Springvale Community Hub.
These workshops are specifically open to First Nations families only.
Cultural and wellbeing workshops will be offered on the day alongside health and wellbeing yarns for First Nations peoples.
These workshops are supported by Indigenous Australians Health Program New Directions Mothers and Babies services.
- Possum-skin wristband workshop: Led by master cloak maker Vicki Couzens, Kerray Wooroong Gunditjmara artist
- Rope and jewellery making workshop
- Belly casting workshop
Libraries After Dark - Forever for the Peoples of the Kulin Nations (7.30pm - 9pm) (The evening session has been postponed)
A special evening event where you can hear directly from cultural Leaders and Elders of the Kulin Nations on what sustainability looks like for Greater Dandenong’s First Peoples.
Beginning with an outdoor Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, participate in a Q and A session hosted in the new Springvale Community Hub. This is a great opportunity to hear how Peoples of the Kulin Nations have protected and connected to Country for thousands of years. To book and learn more about the Libraries event, please visit the event page here.