After nearly four weeks on Arrernte country, nursing mob from the central desert it's time for this Koorie to head to Yuendumu in the Tanami desert tomorrow 🖤💛❤️ Huge thanks to the purple house for the chance to work for you. This non profit org has been reuniting Indigenous families back on to their homelands after being relocated to Alice Springs for dialysis treatment. Dialysis nurses and equipment are now available in many remote communities through the desert thanks to this amazing organisation and the many people who showed leadership and drive to have their families home 🖤💛❤️I will be out bush for the next few weeks dialysing patients on their home country! So very grateful and privileged to have this opportunity 🖤💛❤️#aboriginal#indigenousnurses#bushdialysisnursing#remotenursing#koorie#yortayorta
It's ok not to be ok. Put away the front and know it's ok to ask for help 😊 #ruok really care about the people around you. Not just on #ruok day, everyday. Always remember people may be fighting a battle you know nothing about. Compassion, kindness and love in all things ❤️
// got the tick of approval from Nan for a piece I've been working on for a donation to brain cancer research 🙌🏽 a high res image coming soon along with a new blog post with more information regarding the fundraiser 💙💜
Announcement! Performing at this years 3 Rivers concert is Madi Colville, a young musician who recently had the opportunity through a scholarship to attend and perform at the Junior Academy of the Country Music Association of Australia in Tamworth. Madi performed at the Echuca/Moama Winter Blues Festival. Madi’s music is inspired by people she admires and looks up to such as: Archie Walker (Grandfather, Yorta Yorta Elder), Benny Walker (Award winning artist), and Uncle Rob Walker (Guitarist ) who taught Madi to play guitar; these family members, along with all her extended family have encouraged her to do her best in music. #3riversfestival#yortayorta#music#country#tamworth#moama#koorie#aboriginal @madicolville_1234 @vixterwalker
// s e a t u r t l e s ✖️ I wanted him to show up for you today as a reminder of the blessing of living a long, healthy life. Turtles live long lives & understand the need to care for self, with patience and grace. Knowing not to push ourselves so much that we miss opportunities. Have the wisdom to know all things come in perfect timing 🌊 he reminds us to protect ourselves and our loved ones & will always find his way home, choosing peace 😌 self care is cool yo! It's an investment not a burden 🤘🏽
// w o m i n j e k a ✖️ welcome! | Wominjeka means welcome in Woi-Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation | with a Wurundjeri elders blessing we created these prints which would be perfect displayed in your home ✨A4 landscape, 2 colours | $24.95 | they will be up in the shop tonight 🙌🏽 www.koorieprints.com.au | Shop
Images from the 'BE DEADLY" camp down in Torquay. Had heaps of fun meeting the boys and girls from MITS Melbourne indigenous transition school. And a massive out to brother @isaacjohnyoung for organising a great cultural camp that shared traditional practices in a contempary way. But also strengthen cultural identity in our future generations. WELL DONE Isaac 🎨⚫💥🔴
// ✨repost✨ from @drkatb up in NT 🙌🏽 she got hers just in time for the new moon vibes 🌚 besides having a friend supporting us, what I love about this is that there is another word in Aboriginal language displayed in a home 😌🙏🏽 thank you Kat! We love it Xo
William Barak died on this day, 15 August, 114 years ago. At approximately 85 years old, he is said to be the last Ngurungaeta of the Wurunderjeri clan, first inhabitants of present-day Melbourne. Born as 'Beruk Barak' in 1823, he was of the Woi wurung people.
He was the son of Bebejan a Ngurungaeta (clan head) and relation of Uncle Billibellary, another influential Ngurungaeta and one of the signatories of John Batman's 1835 historic 'treaty' abomination, to which Barak witnessed as a young boy.
Before becoming a Ngurungaeta in his own right, he was schooled at the government's Yarra Mission School from 1837 to 1839 and in the mid-1840s he joined the Native Mounted Police. Known as a skilled tracker. Barak was engaged many times to track missing children and fugitives from the law, even years after he'd hung up his uniform. One of his most significant tasks was tracking the notorious Kelly Gang, which he found hiding in a thick scrub and refused his white superiors orders to approach them "first". In 1863, Barak moved to Coranderrk Station, a self-sufficient Aboriginal farming community near Healesville, Victoria. Ten years later he succeeded the then clan leader, Wonga and claimed the title. Until his death he was the acknowledged leader at Coranderrk and a liaison between officialdom and the native population. His petitions and public appearances were important spurs to action, especially the government inquiry of 1881. He outlined a plan for autonomous communities under Coranderrk's first manager, John Green. His white champions did not share this faith and the scheme was never fostered, although Coranderrk was retained.
He was married twice and both his wives predeceased him. He had one son David and it broke his heart when David died at fourteen. He had a long life serving his people but he died in 1903, when the wattles bloomed in August. #barak#williambarak#family#rip#indigenous#aboriginal#proud#australia#koorie#healesville#coranderrk#victoria#whenthewattlesbloom#ripuncle
Apocalypse in Blak
PERFORMANCES BY CARLY SHEPPARD, NEIL MORRIS, ALICE SKYE, PAUL GORRIE, SOJUGANG, MERIKI ONUS AND DTARNEEN ONUS WILLIAMS
So excited to announce our new collab with @melbfringe produced by @naytriarchy
An End of the World Party Presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust and produced by Nayuka Gorrie. The world as we know it is changing. Climate change is impacting the world and we are living in increasingly unstable times. What does this apocalypse mean for Indigenous peoples? Come party and ponder the end of the world! End of the world produced by politicians and corporations, this party produced by Nayuka Gorrie.
Tuesday 19 September 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club - Main Theatre
44 Errol St
Mob $5 enter CODEBLAK @ checkout
Tickets available from @melbfringe or visit the 'What's On' tab of our website, link in bio.
// FOR SALE ✨ 'Bunjil In The Sky' ✨ a first in a series of Totem Dreamtime artworks | customs orders available on request | This will be going up on our Etsy shop tomorrow or DM if interested 🙌🏽 Shop link in bio
// 1 part of our creative tool kit 🤘🏽 Casey is so talented with spray paint, we can't wait to show off some of the pieces he has been working on 😍 it's teaching me a lot about patience, just like this windy ass day 🙄😏
Artist Spotlight – PHOAP 2017
HAYLEY MILLAR-BAKER – Finalist
Untitled (Wathaurong Backyard) – Photographic collage on paper
Artist Hayley Millar-Baker belongs to the Kerrup Mara clan of Gunditjmara people. Born in Australia, Hayley also descends from Brazilian, Anglo-Indian, and European (Scottish and English) backgrounds. Her practice is influenced and informed by her Koorie heritage and her own experience, existing in a contemporary urban culture.
Her photographic works are constructed through a highly-considered process of deconstruction and reconstruction - transforming explorations of Country into constructed conceptions of her story.
Hayley explores themes of sovereignty, displacements, social confinement and assimilation. “The landscape is very quickly dissolving with new estates building up. Soon the magnificence of land will all be under concrete.
Utilising photography and collage as my medium of choice, I use personal imagery and digital technologies to open a gateway to create new narratives concerning themes of displacement, alienation, suppression and oppression, connection to culture and land, identity, racism and social confinement.
Through new narratives I can argue accepted ideas about Australian Aboriginals and Australia’s White history.” Don’t forget to visit the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and place your vote for the “People’s Choice Award”. The winning Artist will be awarded $500.
Voting is open for the duration of the exhibition - 30th June – 13th August.
// here's a Coupon Code to use at our Etsy checkout for anyone who might be interested 🙌🏽
Use ✨KOORIE2017✨ to receive $4.95 off prints (making them $20 each)
CODE expires Wednesday August 2nd 11:59pm EST.
Thank you all so much for your support, comments, likes so far! It means a lot to us 🙏🏽
// check out me stamp! 😆all packages will be stamped with our deadly stamp from the awesome team at @woodruffandco 🤘🏽🙌🏽 | visit us @ www.koorieprints.com.au // coupon code coming soon as an introductory offer for those who are interested! ➰
// our shop is stocked with all our staple prints 🙌🏽✨ SWIPE LEFT ✨
All prints are A4 on 340 gsm paper | $24.95 | free shipping within Australia | express post optional at an additional cost.
link to our shop via our website | www.koorieprints.com.au (link in bio)
Cheers you mob! 🤘🏽☺️
// we are so happy to announce KP is now LIVE!✨🙌🏽 Our website is live ~ link in bio~ and you can link to our Etsy shop in the top menu bar.
Click on our blog to read our welcome post! 💻
Please note shipping of orders will begin from Thursday the 27th.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
// our lucky lemon Quartz ✨💫 whether you believe in the spiritual healing benefits of crystals or not, this stone is divinnneee! And is a product of Mother Earth 🌞 A new addition for our creative space. The soft stunning lemon colour to brighten up the winter gloom 💛 ps Launch tomorrow ✨