Date: Saturday 28 January
Location: Walyalup Koort
This year’s event will have a guest appearance from a leading advocate for a First Nations Voice to parliament through constitutional change, Thomas Mayo, who has travelled the country since 2017 talking Voice, Truth, and Treaty campaigning for the Statement from the Heart.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session held by Thomas as part of a broad program of activities developed by the City in close consultation with members of its Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan (WRAP) group.
Australia is on the cusp of a historical decision with referendum proposed in the next 12 months to enshrine Aboriginal voice to parliament through constitutional changes. In consultation with Elders from our Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan Group, this focus of this year’s event will explore Voice as part of the Uluru Statement from the Heart (Voice, Truth, Treaty) and advocates for understanding of this discussion.
- A Smoking Ceremony
- Food trucks
- Music performances by Gina Williams and Kobi Morrison
- Art and cultural activities
- Market stalls
- Activations in Walyalup Koort
- Dreamtime stories and Waangkan with Elders and Leaders
- A free breakfast (while supplies last)
Welcome to Country
8am | Walyalup Koort
Smoking Ceremony and official opening
Performance by Walyalup Kannajil Community Choir
Dreamtime Stories and Learning
9am | Fremantle Library
Keynote speech by Thomas Mayo
10am | Fremantle Town Hall
11am | Walyalup Koort
Featuring Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Kobi Morrison