Booderee, in the Dhurga language of the region, means ‘bay of plenty’. Booderee National Park is owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and they are proud to share their culture and country with you. This year we are lucky enough to hold the Recognition Festival over the 1st and 2nd of March 2014 in the stunning surrounds of Booderee National Park in the Jervis Bay region of South Coast NSW.
The festival is a cultural gathering that will provide a cultural immersion experience through story telling in a variety of formats- oral, written, visual arts and music; including traditional practices, all centred on the theme of constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The event is facilitated by the NSW Reconciliation Council in collaboration with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, along with the support of Recognise, Amnesty International Australia and APRA|AMCOS Speakers at the festival include Mick Gooda, Gerry Moore and Lachlan McDaniel and we have been lucky enough to secure Frank Yamma as a musical guest. Other events scheduled include campfire yarns, early morning yoga, film screenings and Dreaming stories.
To encourage local community from Sydney to attend we have a bus leaving NCIE in Redfern at 6.30pm on Friday the 28th of Feb, returning on Sunday the 2nd of March. Seats are free but limited so make sure you register quickly! Send us an email with the number of seats you need. Tickets are only $30 if you’re a member of the New South Wales Reconciliation Council. You can download a copy of the program here. For more information and to purchase your ticket please head to our website.