Ngulu Festival

Indigenous artist Kutcha Edwards. Picture: MADI THORPE

Yarra Valley ECOSS invites you to Ngulu Festival, Honouring Sorry Day and our Indigenous Community Yarra Valley ECOSS on Sunday May 26, 1pm-5pm.

Ngulu Festival (Ngulu meaning voice in Woi Wurrung) aims to give a voice to the first nation people.

This is the official opening of our translations signage, in Woi Wurrung language, the critically endangered language of the local Indigenous Wurundjeri people.

Featuring famous Indigenous Artists: Kutcha Edwards, Amos Roach, Ganga Giri Boys and Men Didgeridoo workshop, Wayapa Wurrk with Michelle Atwell, Poetry reading from Nikki Madgwick and more.

Event Organiser Leanne Arvanitakis Hall said, “The day offers space for the whole community to learn about our local indigenous culture, to learn some Woi Wurrung language, and take the time to consider how we can cultivate a respectful and prosperous future with our Indigenous Community.”

This event is a part of the Indigenous Languages Project funded by the Australian Indigenous Languages and Arts Grant that ECOSS received this year.

Yarra Valley ECOSS said they are grateful for the opportunity to work with local Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Kim Wandin, and Yarra Valley Signs Brad Charman, to create the signage that will be revealed at this event.

The grant also offered Yarra Valley ECOSS the opportunity to engage with Healesville Indigneous Community Services Association to undertake a Cultural Audit.

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