For the first time, the annual Yabun Festival on 26 January is going online and our Foundation (ILF) is proudly sponsoring the event.
Yabun Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. It was first held in Waverly in 2003 and later at Victoria Park.
Due to COVID-19 and related crowd restrictions Yabun will be a closed event this year, with the public invited to join via live stream video or Koori Radio 93.7FM. This means for the first time ever, audiences can attend Yabun Festival from around Australia and the world.
Our Executive Director Karen Williams, feels privileged ILF can support Yabun 2021.
“A digital event gives access to an Australia-wide audience and we are excited that the remote communities that we work with, have an opportunity to join this national celebration.”
Yabun will be live streamed from three isolated venues – the Yabun stage, Speak Out and Corroboree – starting at 11am.
“We invite the ILF community to tune into Yabun 2021 and join us in celebrating the survival, resilience, immense contribution and success of First Nations people,” says Ms Williams. “In addition to the conversations, music and dance, you can also support Indigenous businesses and services via the Yabun Marketplace and Yabun links. “
The live streams will be viewable on the day from the website Yabun.org.au. The full line up of stage performers, topics and panelists and dancers is being released throughout the week, leading up to the event.
Now is the time to save the following significant dates in your calendar:
Reconciliation Week: 27 May - 3 June 2021
NAIDOC Week 'Heal Country': 4 - 11 July 2021
Indigenous LIteracy Week: 30 Aug - 4 Sept 2021
*Image courtesy of Yabun Festival.