MURAMA Indigenous Youth Summit is looking for emerging Indigenous leaders this October!
Thursday 11 August 2016
Murama Indigenous Youth Summit will be held this October at Sydney Olympic Park. Right now there are still limited places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander emerging leaders (14 – 25yrs) to participate in The Murama Gathering. Individuals and group organisers can download a registration pack here.
MURAMA aims to connect aspirational youth from around Australia to celebrate & share Indigenous cultures locally and globally. Murama brings together a range of partner organisations and collaborative activities like Teacher Professional Development but the main event is the Youth Summit.
The Murama Indigenous Youth Summit is made up of two uniquely exciting parts: ‘The Murama Gathering’ and ‘The Murama Journey’.
The Murama Gathering (16 – 18 October) is an ‘on-country’ leadership camp by the Parramatta River that will bring together Indigenous youth from a variety of existing groups and programs, connecting them community leaders, local heroes and each other. There will be opportunities for sharing, affirming and building on cultural knowledge as well as special live video connections with other young Indigenous leaders around the world.
The Murama Journey (18 October) will encourage and empower youth from The Gathering to lead visiting primary students (from schools around Sydney) on an excursion through a range of cultural ‘sites’. These sites will be supported and co-facilitated by lots of partnering organisations. Each zone will contain highly interactive cultural activities around dance, art, games, oral histories, artefacts, biodiversity and much more.
There are many other ways to engage with Murama and we wholeheartedly invite:
- Input to make our cultural learning sites as authentic and interactive as possible
- Financial sponsorship of individuals and groups to participate in Murama
- Engagement of celebrity patrons, ambassadors, inspirational speakers
- Spreading the word and talking with us using #Murama
The cultural program development for Murama is being led by Dr John Hunter with curriculum development guidance from Shirley Gilbert. The Murama project itself is facilitated by Sydney Olympic Park Authority with our major partners Accor Hotels, StoryMotive and Seven Generations International Foundation.
The Murama model itself been dreamt up by passionate movers and shakers from Western Sydney University, Australian Museum, #AussieEd, Macquarie University, City of Campbelltown, Solids Youth Program, Australian Catholic University, Reconciliation Australia, NRL School to Work, GWS Giants, AFL Indigenous Academies, YMCA, FACS NSW, Croydon Public School and Australian Paralympic Committee… and there is always more room around the circle!