Saturday September 2, 2023
Darebin Arts Centre
Bell St & St Georges Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3072
Nay King & TBA
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Ganbu Gulin: Lore invites all residents, old and new, to be welcomed onto Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.
Co-presented by FUSE and the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation,?Ganbu Gulin: Lore invites all residents, old and new, to be officially welcomed onto Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.
Ganbu Gulin, meaning “One Mob” in the Woi-Wurrung language, is an annual inclusive celebration where new citizens to Darebin are formally welcomed to Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
This year’s event, Ganbu Gulin: Lore has been curated by FUSE Curator-In-Residence, Maylene Yinarr. Maylene is a Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, Kuku Djungan and Gangalidda woman, artist and Director of Mindful Mob.?Ganbu Gulin: Lore honours the lore, healing and songlines that thrive within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and communities today and continues celebrating this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘For Our Elders’, with a line-up of incredible First Nations talent and Eldership.??
Ganbu Gulin: Lore includes a screening of Daniel King’s documentary, ‘Ganbu Gulin’, which tells the story of Darebin City Council’s decision to cease holding citizenship ceremonies on January 26. In 2019, the inaugural Ganbu Gulin was held, created in collaboration with the Wurundjeri Land Council and the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee. The film explores how this inclusive annual program has evolved as a platform for Traditional owners to welcome new citizens in their own way.
Ganbu Gulin:Lore is an event for every Darebin citizen.