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    Learn to make warura (string)

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    Join Aunty Joanne Selfe as she guides participants through the process of warurabanga (to make string). In this workshop the significance of warurabanga a practice valued within First Nations Communities, including its understanding and use as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all living things will be shared.

    The workshop provides an opportunity to connect, listening to old story with Aunty Joanne yarning up as you learn to make warura (string) and participate in Reconciliation Week. All participants will be encouraged to contribute to a collaborative artwork/net making however, you are also welcome to join the workshop to listen to story.

    The workshop is opened to all abilities.

    As a cultural practitioner, holder of sky lore, and master grass weaver, Aunty Joanne shares the teachings she learnt from her mother, Elders and community knowledge holders, using the cultural practice of weaving to share understandings of sophisticated Aboriginal knowledge, intricate systems, complex tapestries that interweave with cultural and social practice.

    Aunty Joanne Selfe a Gadigal woman born in Sydney. A founding member of WarringaBaiya (the NSW Aboriginal Women’s Legal Service) she sat on the Youth Koori Court as an Elder for a number of years.

    This workshop is presented by Inner West Councils Green Living Centre. Entry is free for residents of the Inner West Council area and priority will be given to Inner West residents. If you are unsure you can search by address at the Office of Local Government website to find your local government area.

    If you are not from the Inner West local government area please email education@greenlivingcentre.org.au to ask to be put on a waitlist.

    If you have any questions please email education@greenlivingcentre.org.au or phone 0466 428 063.


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