We are pleased with the response that we have received regarding support for the Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering to be held on 1 and 2 June 2019.
As part of the Back to Bulgandramine Gathering we are hosting a workshop with a focus on Cultural Burning on the Saturday afternoon. We were pleased to meet with Graham Kelly from Central West Local Land Services and Simone Curry from the NSW Rural Fire Service to look at some options for the day and the most effective ways to bring focus to the role that it plays in our environment.
As well as providing fuel and harzard reduction roles, burning can protect areas of cultural significance or provide access and impact our native woodlands and grasslands in a way that no other event can, providing opportunities for seed and plant stimulation. There are many layers of significance to cultural burning and this will be a wonderful opportunity to gain a better understanding of fire to promote the right type of vegetation and the use of cool fire for protection and restoration of biodiversity. It is hoped that the workshop will also give us a greater appreciation of the connection of Country and wellbeing.
We also had an opportunity to meet with Bernie Perry to discuss the hangi that is being donated to support the Gathering and how all of the day will tie in, commencing with the smoking ceremony and welcome and will include workshops and presentations, singing, dance and we are pleased to have contributions to many organisations as part of the day.
If you are interested in learning more about the event or donating your time to the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
After a successful Gathering held in 2016, we are hoping to build on the workshops and keep a focus on the importance of reconciliation.
If you or your organisation are able to contribute in some way, I would be thrilled to hear from you. This is a free event celebration as part of Reconciliation Week, with many people contributing their time and gifts to bring this wonderful event to the community. We are pleased to be working with the Bogan River Peak Hill Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation and Peak Hill Aboriginal Working Party.
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Until next week, happy Landcaring!