Nulungu Talking Heads: Aboriginal Spirituality First Law Culture Ceremony and Songlines

Broome 22 Jun 2022

Aboriginal Spirituality First Law Culture Ceremony and Songlines

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Venue: NDB8 Library Foyer, 88 Guy Street, Broome
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm AWST

Can we imagine research as ceremony “Aboriginal Spirituality First Law Culture Ceremony and Songlines”, a world from Bookarrarra, the beginning of time?

Prof Anne Poelina’s lived experiences combines western and Aboriginal knowledge systems across national and global deserts, rivers, seas. A community leader, human and earth rights advocate, and film maker, her philosophy and practice reflect a world where fusion of past, present, and future are the reality in the now.  Songlines determine the ceremony and Country determines when the song can be sung.  Ceremony starts, long before Country is mapped, and when the people honour the liyan, the human spirit, the dancing can begin. Time is in a circle: as we wait, secrets are revealed. We wait for people to be born, we wait for knowledge held in institutions to reveal itself and the right people to work with us to capture the meaning of the stories, in sight, feeling and sound. The presentation includes poetry, a modern and two ancient West Kimberley songlines. These performances heal and ignite hope and healing by lifting the liyan, kindred spirit and continuing memories of place, all the while in communication and celebration with our non-human kin.

As per WA Government directives, it is a current requirement of The University of Notre Dame Australia that people not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for a negative result prior to attending campus.

Presenter: Professor Anne Poelina

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