Counting Actions, Not Anniversaries
33 Creative was honoured to support the Healing Foundation in delivering the Counting Actions, Not Anniversaries – Make Healing Happen 15 years on gathering, which was held at the National Film and Sound Archive in February 2023 and live streamed on the Healing Foundation’s platforms. This was an intimate and special event to honour the Stolen Generations.
The event was MC’d by John Paul Janke and Dr Shellie Morris AO and took the audience on a journey starting with the Smoking Ceremony on arrival, a beautiful Welcome to Country from Paul House and Aunty Matilda House and Cultural dance performances from Muggera and Torres Strait Island dance group Kebi Kub.
The concerts next performances were from Jessie Lloyd and Dr Shellie Morris AO for a nod to the past. We then honoured those who have passed with Radical Son and Yuwaya Wilma Lu Danz Company. The concerts final performances facilitated by Culture is Life, looked toward the future with musical performances from Madi Colville-Walker and Kiwat both . Interspersed throughout the concert were speeches from the Healing Foundation Chair, Steve Larkin, the Hon Linda Burney MP, the Hon Senator Patrick Dodson, Aunty Pat Turner and Ian Hamm from the Healing Foundation Stolen Generations Reference Group and members of the Youth Reference Group, Blake Tatafu and Ellen Karimanovic.
The Event also included a gathering space and culturally safe spaces.
All images supplied by Healing Foundation.