New Event – Listening to Country
Heartwood, in association with Shearwater, The Mullumbimby Steiner School
Listening to Country:
Understanding the Sovereignty of Indigenous Knowledge
Building Awareness and Respect for Country and Custodians
will be led by ….
Listening to Country is the first of five events Heartwood will hold over the next five years. This year the event will take place on Bundjalung Country between the 2nd and 6th October, at the Shearwater School in Mullumbimby.
Listening to Country is about listening to and learning from indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and artisans in ‘yarning circles’ or other settings chosen by the Elders present. Yarning circles create an opportunity to develop our cultural capacity to listen to; and engage respectfully, insightfully and sensitively with indigenous law/lore, teachings, stories and art. Yarning circles encourage us to recognise indigenous perspectives and to develop our personal and collective understandings of the Sovereignty of Indigenous Knowledge and to build our awareness of and respect for the land and for its custodians.
Listening to Country invites you to be present in the moment, to have respectful interactions, to be open and honest, to listen deeply, to acknowledge the wisdom of others, and to offer your own knowledge appropriately in turn.
Dates: October 2 - 6 2018
Venue: Shearwater The Mullumbimby Steiner School