KARI Sponsor 2018 Yabun Festival

The Carer Recruitment team gave out goodie bags and advice to the community.

The 2018 Yabun Festival is the largest one-day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney.

Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances. Yabun Festival welcomes everyone to join in this one of a kind event which honours the survival of the world’s oldest living culture.*

KARI was the major sponsor of the Yabun Festival for 2018, which was a reflection of KARI’s commitment to the importance of celebrating culture.

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Over 60,000 people descended on Victoria Park in Camperdown with festivities kicking off with a smoking ceremony by Uncle Max.

Crowds gathered at the KARI Corroboree Ground throughout the day to enjoy beautiful performances by a number of Indigenous dance groups.

The marketplace hosted a large variety of stalls featuring a wide range of food and merchandise stalls, as well as stalls operated by community organisations promoting services and information.

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The Jarjums Zone provided a range of activities created for the kids, including arts and crafts workshops, storytelling performed by Aboriginal elders, and story book readings from Aboriginal authors and artists.

At the Speak Out Tent members of Sydney’s Indigenous community held panel discussions on a range of issues affecting the community. For non-Indigenous festival goers, the Speak Out Tent provided an opportunity to hear Indigenous perspectives on a range of issues.
There were also some fantastic performances by a number of Indigenous artists throughout the day.

KARI is proud to sponsor the Yabun Festival and we thank everyone who took the time to visit our stall on the day.

*General information about Yabun sourced from http://yabun.org.au/