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Join us at Koorie Youth Summit 2019 – Registrations open!

This year, the Koorie Youth Summit will be a 3-day event out on country.

Friday 10 May, Saturday 11 May & Sunday 12 May

Lady Northcote, YMCA Camping Grounds, Glenmore (near Bacchus Marsh)

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The Koorie Youth Summit (Summit) now in its sixth year, is the largest gathering for Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18-28 years. The Summit is an opportunity to gather from around the state to connect with each other, discuss what is important to us, be proud, learn, share and celebrate our culture.

This year, the Summit theme is; Past, Present, Future

Together, we will look at our past, our present and our future, as we yarn on country and around the camp fire under the stars. The weekend will feature deadly speakers, performers and artists on the beautiful lands of the Wurundjeri and the Wathaurong/Wadda-Wurrung people.

Let’s make this the biggest Summit yet! More info and announcements to come! It’s going to be deadly.

Check out last year’s Summit photos

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria.

Guided by an Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocates to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, KYC brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to amplify their voices for social change.

Acknowledgement

The Koorie Youth Summit is being held on the lands of the Wurundjeri and the Wathaurong/Wadda-Wurrung people. The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is based on the lands of the Kulin Nation in Melbourne. KYC gives our deepest respect to all Elders past, present and emerging for their knowledge, wisdom and legacies that continue to drive us as we walk a path toward positive social change.

We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay respect to the knowledge, cultures and continued history of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations.

We respectfully acknowledge and thank the custodians and communities across Victoria who continue to support all KYC projects.

Speakers & Performers

PANEL SPEAKERS

DAY 1 – PANEL

Treaty

Jill Gallagher
Gunditjmara
Treaty Advancement Commissioner

Lidia Thorpe
Gunnai & Gunditjmara
First Aboriginal Woman in Victorian Parliament

Professor Gregory Phillips
Waanyi & Jaru
CEO ABSTARR Consulting

DAY 2 – PANEL

Connecting our past with our future

Rachael hocking
Warlpiri
NITV Reporter
& Presenter

Neil Morris
Yorta Yorta
Artist & First Peoples Manager, Victorian Music Development Office

Ash Paxton
Waywurru
Psychologist Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Travis Philp
Ngiyampaaa & Gunditjmara
KYC Exec Member & Youth Development Officer, Wyndham City Council

DAY 3 – PANEL

Our Future 

Sissy Austin
Gunditjmara
KYC Exec Member & Community Advocate

Tarsh Bamblett
Yorta Yorta, Kurnai,
Wiradjuri & Warlpiri
Professional Athlete & Motivational Speaker

Levi Mckenzie-Kirkbright
Gadigal, Yuin, Worimi,
Biripi & Gamilaraay
YACVIC Young thinker in residence

Cormach Evans
Yorta Yorta
Founder of Strong Brother Strong Sister & Co-Founder of Ngarrimil

Follow us on our Koorie Youth Summit Facebook page  for regular updates. You can also find us on our Koorie Youth Council Facebook pageInstagram and twitter.

We are currently receiving expressions of interest for this year’s Summit.

Speakers

For potential speakers interested in facilitating a yarning circle complete an expression of interest form and tell us where you are from and what you want to speak about.

Performers

Are you a deadly young person who want to speak and/or perform at this year’s Summit? We are currently on the look out – Send in an Expression of Interest.  People will be remunerated for their time.

Expo stallholders

Want to be part of the expo? Expression of Interest are now open for stallholders and deadly organisations

Program

Day 1 – Friday 10 May

12.45 pm lunch marquee
12.45 pm registration table open main stage
2 pm welcome & kick off main stage
3.30 PM panel – treaty main stage
5 – 6 pm Yarning Treaty circles fire pits
7 PM Dinner &
Yarns under the stars
marquee

Day 2 – Saturday 11 May

8 – 8.45 am wayapa  
7 – 9 am breakfast cabins
9.30 am Kick off & registration table open main stage
10 am yarning circles & activities fire pits
12.15 pm lunch marquee
1.30 pm panel – connecting our past with our future main stage
3 pm afternoon tea marquee
3.30-5.30 pm yarning circles & activities fire pits
6.30 pm dinner & after the apology doco screening with panel discussion main stage

Day 3 – Sunday 12 May

8 – 8.45am wayapa  
7 – 9 am breakfast cabins
9 am kick off main stage
9.15 am panel -our future main stage
10.45 am yarning circles & activities fire pits
1 pm lunch marquee
1 – 8 pm Summit festival

• expo
• music & performances
• closing ceremony
• dinner

main stage

Monday 13 May Breakfast 7-9am and pack up by 10am

YAWNING CIRCLES

CONNECTING MOB TO THEIR CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS & PATHWAYS

Will Austin Gundjtimara
& Alex Splitt Gubbi Gubbi
Yarn Bark Co-founders

WEAVING SESSION PATHWAYS & JOURNEYS WOVEN TOGETHER OUR WAY

Donna Blackall
Yorta Yorta & Taungurung
Journey Woman

KIILALAANA SESSION THE WARRIOR WITHIN

Shantelle Thompson Barkindji
Founder of Kiilalaana
& Ju Jitsu Champion

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Rueben Berg Gunditjmara

CLIMATE JUSTICE & CARING FOR COUNTRY IN 2019

Seed Mob

– Activities –

Optional YMCA activities (the Giant Swing and High Ropes Course) will be on offer alongside the Yarning Circle times throughout the Summit.

YARNS UNDER THE STARS

Dinner & yarns with Jamie Marloo

Jamie is passionate about sharing his Ancestors’ wisdom of taking care of the earth for global intergenerational wellbeing as well as revitalising the traditional knowledge, practices and ceremonies of his people.

DAY 1 – MAIN STAGE
Friday 7pm

JAMIE MARLOO GunaiKurnai & Maara
Co-Founder of Wayapa Wuurrk® & Founder of the Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation

DAY 2 – MAIN STAGE
Saturday 6.30pm

AFTER THE APOLOGY Documentary screening & dinner
Writer & Director: Larissa Behrendt | Producer: Michaela Perske
Four Aboriginal grannies each face their own battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal.

FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH AUNTY DI KERR, AUNTY EVA-JO EDWARDS & AUNTY CECILY ATKINSON.

SUNDAY FESTIVAL

DAY 3 – MAIN STAGE

PRESENTED BY STILL HERE
Lineup will include an incredible array of talent

Maylene Bumpy Waari
Philly Keeahn & others

With time for anyone who wants to jump up on the mic

Prepare for a deadly day and night of live music, good yarns, deadly food and an expo to finish off the 2019 Koorie Youth Summit!

Still Here

Still Here is a First Nations owned and operated company in arts and education working across programming advocacy and bookings.

Location and Travel

This year our Summit will be a 3-day event out on the lands of the Wurundjeri and the Wathaurong/Wadda-Wurrung people.

Friday 10 May, Saturday 11 May & Sunday 12 May

Lady Northcote, YMCA Camping Grounds, Glenmore

There will be a few different ways we can get you to the event.

To and From Summit from Regional Victoria

Complimentary regional train travel provided by V/Line. Please have your Koorie Youth Summit Registration Confirmation available to show V/Line staff on board services and at ticket barriers.

To and From Summit from Melbourne

Complimentary shuttle buses will also be available to all delegates. Buses will depart from Bell City (Preston) on Friday 10th May and return from the Summit on Monday 13th May. Departure times will be advised closer to the date.

Contacts

Got some questions? Have a yarn with one of our KYC staff.

Message us on our Facebook page or email us at koorieyouth@gmail.com

Need some help with registering for the event?

Fruitbowl Productions

1300 663 450

info@koorieyouthsummit.com.au

For organisations interested in getting involved as an exhibitor, complete the expression of interest form

info@koorieyouthsummit.com.au