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Garma 2017 pushes for nationwide Makarrata

    Makarrata is a yolngu word for coming together or healing – the theme for #Garma2017  Laura Morelli, 4 Aug 17 

“This festival is Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural exchange event and a national hub for major forums with discussion, policy and action formulation.  It brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through  youth forums, art, music, film, song, dance and stories.

NITV is the official media supporter for the 19th Garma festival, which kicks off  on Friday 4 – Monday 7 August in Gulkula, Arnhem Land.  The channel will present a special four-day broadcasting slate,  sharing Indigenous stories, from an Indigenous perspective, through an Indigenous lens. …

“This year sees inspiring women leading powerful discussions, with Sonia Smallacombe,
former Social Affairs Officer for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues,
joining NITV as political analyst,
Natalie Ahmat as anchor and
Karla GrantNakari Thorpe and Rachael Hocking as presenters. …

“2017 is a special year for Garma as it is the next major meeting for the nation’s Indigenous leaders
in the wake of the historic Uluru summit. Momentum is building for a nationwide Makarrata
– a Yolngu word for bringing peace after conflict leading to an agreement or treaty,
which forms the central theme this year. … “


August 4, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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