survival day 2013
|I've been proud to be able to support Survival|
Day since it's inception in 2008.
Yarra Ranges Council is proud to support this event through the festival and events community grants program and also through my community ward fund.
We are also proud to support our indigenous community through the ongoing employment of an Indigenous Community Development Officer and supporting our Indigenous Advisory Committee.
Aunty Dot Peters has long supported Survival Day,
it was terrific to see her make the journey from Healesville
for this year's event.
- The Healesville Cultural Strengthening Project and the Choir and HipHop Programs
- The Olinda Creek Weed Control Indigenous Employment Project
- A Youth Forum
- Yarra Ranges first Reconciliation Strategy and Action Plan which is now being updated
- Developing partnerships and relationships with other organisations doing great projects
- Working with state government to provide local knowledge and advocacy on behalf of Yarra Ranges Indigenous community
|Jordan Crook is one of the organisers of Survival|
Day, great to see such passion for raising community
awareness of Indigenous issues.
- Honouring our Elders and their place in our community
- Continuing to seek the advice of the Indigenous Advisory Committee on key matters
- Consider Indigenous perspectives, values and issues across all aspects of Council’s work to promote access, inclusion and respect
- Taking a leadership role in education processes to enhance our organisation and community understanding a an awareness of Indigenous heritage, as well as the needs of our Indigenous communities
- And encouraging participation and improving access to services, facilities and programs of Indigenous residents, such as health, employment and education.
|Uncle Joey started the day with some Didgeridoo|
|Lady Lash entertained onlookers with some|
|Uncle Joey kicked things off with meditation to the Didge|
|Aunty Dot demonstrated basket weaving at her workshop|