Sharing country

Nimbin's first ever Dreaming Festival takes place this weekend from Friday to Sunday, October 30- November 1.

The Nimbin Aboriginal Community is hosting this special event for youth at the Nimbin Showgrounds. As well as activities and workshops targetting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth (like spear and stone tool making, painting, dance, art, bush food, didge making and didge playing), there'll also be activities for Elders and for younger children.

After the opening ceremony at dusk on Friday night there'll be a traditional shared meal, then Bundjalung Elders will share their stories about country. The action kicks off at 4pm this Friday.

And being a festival there will be craft stalls and stalls with bush tucker, other foods, and hot and cold drinks (non-alcoholic) throughout the weekend.

The idea for the festival came from talking to Aboriginal youth in the Nimbin community about their need to celebrate and share their culture. It's essential for maintaining a sense of wellbeing.

Entry is $20 (including camping and Friday and Saturday night shared meals), or $30 for a family (including camping) plus $5 per person to share in a meal on Friday and Saturday nights.

For more info, phone Karyn on 0439 069 750 or Chrissy on 0450 849 179.


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