NAIDOC Week 2021 — Healing Country — 3

My FaceBook profile picture this week. The Palm Cockatoo painting is by my sister-in-law Aileen, who is a descendant from the family of Bungaree.

Bungaree c.1775-1830

Now music today, I think. First, Mitch Tambo’s magnificent reworking of “You’re the Voice”, John Farnham’s anthemic hit from 1986. Mitch Tambo sings it in English and Gamilaraay, also known as Kamilaroi; the Indigenous singer a proud Gamilaraay and Birri Gubba man.

Here is Mitch Tambo sharing culture in Vietnam in 2019:

Mitch ran an amazing and student-friendly cultural workshop that included a Smoking Ceremony, face painting, dance and a Didgeridoo performance. The event was organised in cooperation with the Australian Embassy. Vientiane International School.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that the following videos may have images and voices of people who have passed on.

Red Ochre Band are a country/blues/rock band formed in Geraldton, West Australia. Constantly touring and doing gigs for many years. Respected and talented Noongar Comunity musicians.
Wildflower is: Jean Burrunali (lead singer) Salome Nabarlam (keyboards) Vanessa Nabarlambarl (singer) Natasha Namundja (backing vocals) Quintina Nagarrgurrba (bass guitar) Dominic Narorrga (lead guitar) Jake Burrunali (drummer ) Dick Djoggiba (drummer, rhythm guitar player) Shaka Burrunali (guitarist,mentor). Elcho Island, known to its traditional owners as Galiwin’ku, is an island off the coast of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. This song was recorded in 2009.