Event Session - Welcome to Country and official opening and First Nations-led approaches to creative engagement

Day 1 - Wednesday 2nd

Wednesday 2 October 9:45am - 10:30am
The Main Event

Inspired by a potential myth around FN having different approach than non-FN. Do we approach the making of work differently? How important is protocol in this? Are protocols limitations? Is it always about country? Does it have to be about giving back to community? Are we always working to shift perceptions?

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Live Stream

Questions and Comments

Media Contributions

Key Points

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    Troy Casey: We build trust before we do business; engaging in an appropriate manner to connect with a community first. It may take two or three cuppas and yarns before you can do business.
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    Ian RT Colless: Your knowing comes from your ability to know where you are and your being comes from knowing where your spirit is in relation to others.
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    Troy Casey: Each community have different protocol.
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    Mitchell Currie: It is important that protocols are upheld through the entire process of a project.
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    Amanda Hayman: Protocol is one of the deciders for how Blaklash Projects accepts a job. We ask, 'What relationships do you already have with your Indigenous community? How are you involving everyone?'
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    Nadine McDonald-Dowd: If you don't know the first place to start, just ask. We ask all the time.

We would like to acknowledge the Mulinjali People the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we meet across the Scenic Rim. We pay our respects to elders past and present and future.  Through their commitment  they have kept alive the memories and traditions of their  ancestors  to pass them on to the children of tomorrow.  First Peoples First.