Day 1 - Wednesday 2nd
Inspired by the desire to stay on country and make a living from creative practice. Who does this work for? What skills does one need? What community-based resources are required? Why is it important to leave? What if you are not raised on country?
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discDelvene Cockatoo-Collins: Living on country gives you strength.
discAlethea Beetson: In the music industry it is all a Western construct. Even decolonise budgets is a challenge.
discAlethea Beetson: No one can tell you what your Aboriginality is in the arts context.
discKim Walmsley: We are starting to stand up and Australia is starting to look and listen.
discAlethea Beetson: We need to be out there asking our mob what is needed to help them get opportunities.
discBob Smith: When we have our Old people and our Young people together its powerful.
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.