The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of Yabun 2022.
Yabun 2022 is the first year that the event will be held both online and in person. Attendees can either visit Victoria Park in Sydney, the online event, or tune in to Koori Radio 93.7FM and via the Koori Radio app.
This means for the second year in a row the event will be able to be streamed from all over the world.
But this year is an especially important event because 2022 marks 20 years of Yabun Festival!
Each year, Yabun is held on survival day - January 26 - and celebrates the culture, strength and successes of First Nations people in Australia.
Starting out as a small celebration of survival by mostly First Nations people, the Festival has grown immensely over the last 20 years. Before the pandemic began, the event saw tens of thousands of people attending each year.
The celebration is not only for First Nations people and communities, everyone is invited to attend and support the events of the day.
In the 2021 live-streamed event, artists such as Baarka, Dobby, and Kobie Dee were among the many talented artists who performed.
The festival also provides an opportunity to shop from Blak businesses and support local organisations.
Although ILF will not be attending in person this year, online visitors to Yabun Marketplace can purchase delightful, high-quality books for children and young adults. These books are written and illustrated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents from remote Communities across Australia.
Whichever way you get involved with Yabun 2022, don’t miss the opportunity to visit, listen, watch or support this significant community event!
ILF CEO and Wiradjuri man Ben Bowen, says he feels honoured to be supporting the Festival.
“The ILF pays respects to the Gadigal Community and Elders and all the mobs who travel far and wide to be a part of Yabun. We are honoured to support such an important event to the Community. As a Wiradjuri man who has grown up on Gadigal and Wangal lands, Yabun has always been an amazing celebration of mob and an opportunity to come together with kin every year to reflect, acknowledge and marvel in the resilience, strength and inspiration of Community.” says Ben.
Find out more about Yabun 2022 on their Facebook event page.