News and Upcoming Events

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NAIDOC at MURDOCH: Our Languages Matter

Key Note Speaker - Kylie Bracknell (nee Farmer)

Join us as we celebrate the survival and vibrancy of our Aboriginal languages this NAIDOC Week.

The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.
This year we have special guest Kylie Bracknell (nee Farmer) as our keynote address. Other special guests include respected Noongar elder Richard Walley and Black Comedy's Steven Oliver, with performances by Ziggy Fatnowna and Daniel Riches.

Date: Wednesday 05 July
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre, Murdoch University South Street Campus
Contact: Kulbardi (08) 9360 2128
Tickets are $10 per adult, children under 18 are free.
Drinks and canapes will be provided.

Tickets are available for purchase here.
All proceeds from the night go towards a scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Murdoch University.

Kulbardi Bullargar 2017

Our 2017 Bullargar event was a huge success, with over 80 guests witnessing the unveiling of our inaugural Indigenous graduand sash and the opening of the University’s Aboriginal art exhibition. This exhibition has been named ‘Bullargar Katitjin’ (which translates to 'learning together' in Noongar) in honour of Reconciliation Week and will be on display over the course of the month.

Photos from the event can be found here.

Deadly Dreaming 2017

Using the quote 'choose a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life' as inspiration, our tropical-themed Deadly Dreaming event saw over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students participate in the activities.

The day consisted of an art workshop facilitated by Jade Dolman of J.D. Penangke, mini skill-building workshops and a careers expo attended by 12 local organisations. A special thanks goes to Walter McGuire for performing a beautiful welcome to country, AIME for their assistance in running the event (and Thierra for bringing the energy!) and to Willetton Rotary for generously donating the BBQ lunch and their time.

Kulbardi is honoured to facilitate such an inspiring and aspirational event and we look forward to next year's Deadly Dreaming!

Photos from the event can be found here.