Unity Dreaming Festival- 11th to 15th February 2014
Venue: Cunnamulla Shire Hall and Supper Room
To bring together families and community stakeholders to empower and strengthen Indigenous Youth capacity in Cunnamulla to become active members of their community while promoting Social & Emotional Wellbeing.
Theme: Unity, Healing, Forgiveness, Resilience.
'bigi nagala' is a local Aboriginal term meaning 'a dream dreamed'. Exact origin is unsure, however very fitting of what the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program is designed to engage 'youth and their dreams'.
As a part of the overall plan, a number of Youth (15 to 25 yrs) were mentored through an 8 week program to assist them in identifying who they are, where they came from and learn the best of both worlds in which they live.
Unity Dreaming Festival (Cunnamulla)
To finalise the 8 week program it was planned to hold a 3 day camp to celebrate with all participants on completion. However, due to 'Sorry Business' and community circumstance, the proposed camp will now take place under the 'bigi nagala' program as the "Unity Dreaming Festival". The original target group remains the highest level of priority engagement.
This festival is proudly supported by Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health, Paroo Shire Council, Queensland Government, University of Southern Queensland Dare Program, Cunnamulla State School, Australian Red Cross and Southern Cross University.
Meet Aboriginal Doctor Norman Sheehan and Sharon Kinchella from Australian Red Cross.