Rise’s marked National Reconciliation Week with music, dancing and discussions that connected the community with Aboriginal history and culture. Listening to the Elders and hearing their stories gives us the opportunity to learn about our shared histories and consider how we can contribute to a unified future.

The Moorditj Mob from Wesley College shared their culture at Yirra Mia and our Arts Hub.

Owning your History

We also aired the powerful film by young Noongar dancer, Brianne Yarran. Brianne is the daughter of Rise’s Moorditj Mia Program Coordinator, Sherri. Her film includes the Moorditj Mia Elders group.

From The Western Frontier Series 3 – Owning Your History (Trailer) from Metamorflix on Vimeo.

The film shares Brianne’s journey to create a solo dance routine that tells her Nannas’ Stolen Generation story.
Brianne has always known that her three Nannas were part of the Stolen Generations but she never truly understood what this meant and how it impacted on their lives. To do their story justice and to create a powerful dance piece, she must go on a difficult journey to learn the truth of their experience.

Brianne introduced her film with a solo dance routine.

Street Banner Project

Rise was a proud sponsor of the street banner project by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
We had Reconciliation Week banners displayed throughout the city.

Reconciliation Banner

At Rise, we believe that Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.