Thank you do all the deadly young people, speakers, Elders and community who attended Koorie Youth Summit 2019. We can’t wait for next year!
Koorie Youth Council (KYC) hosted the annual sixth Koorie Youth Summit in May for the first time outside Melbourne’s CBD. Over one hundred delegates traveled from across the state for the 3 day and 3 night event on the lands of the Wurundjeri and the Wathaurong/Wadda-Wurrung people in Glenmore. The Summit is one of the largest gatherings created for and by Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18-28 years. The gathering is an opportunity to connect with each other, discuss what is important to us, be proud, learn, share and celebrate our culture.
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.
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
DAY 1 – PANEL
Treaty Advancement Commissioner
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
Artist & First Peoples Manager, Victorian Music Development Office
Psychologist Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Ngiyampaaa & Gunditjmara
KYC Exec Member & Youth Development Officer, Wyndham City Council
DAY 3 – PANEL
KYC Exec Member & Community Advocate
Yorta Yorta, Kurnai,
Wiradjuri & Warlpiri
Professional Athlete & Motivational Speaker
Gadigal, Yuin, Worimi,
Biripi & Gamilaraay
YACVIC Young thinker in residence
Founder of Strong Brother Strong Sister & Co-Founder of Ngarrimil
We are currently receiving expressions of interest for this year’s Summit.
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.
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.
Want to be part of the expo? Expression of Interest are now open for stallholders and deadly organisations
Day 1 – Friday 10 May
|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
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|
|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 – 8 pm||Summit festival
Monday 13 May Breakfast 7-9am and pack up by 10am
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
Yorta Yorta & Taungurung
KIILALAANA SESSION THE WARRIOR WITHIN
Shantelle Thompson Barkindji
Founder of Kiilalaana
& Ju Jitsu Champion
Rueben Berg Gunditjmara
CLIMATE JUSTICE & CARING FOR COUNTRY IN 2019
– 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
JAMIE MARLOO GunaiKurnai & Maara
Co-Founder of Wayapa Wuurrk® & Founder of the Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation
DAY 2 – MAIN STAGE
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.
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 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.
Got some questions? Have a yarn with one of our KYC staff.
Message us on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need some help with registering for the event?
1300 663 450
For organisations interested in getting involved as an exhibitor, complete the expression of interest form