‘Sovereign People: Sovereign Stories’ FNAWN National Workshop

FNAWN Logo designed by Lisa Fuller

The black&write! team recently attended the highly anticipated Sovereign People: Sovereign Stories national workshop held in Canberra from 23rd to 26th August in conjunction with Canberra Writers Festival. Hosted by the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN), the peak representative body for First Nations Australia writers, poets and storytellers, the conference featured an incredible line-up … Read more

Who’s your mob? wraps up for 2018

Over the last 18 months kuril dhagun has delivered Indigenous Family History workshops with Kathy Frankland from Community and Personal Histories (Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships). The series has been offered through four workshops on the first Saturday of each month. Introduction to Indigenous Family History has been one of the most … Read more

State Library celebrates NAIDOC

NAIDOC week is a a national time of celebration and commemoration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture, once recognised as the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) it is now held over a week (and sometimes longer!). The 2018 theme for NAIDOC is ‘Because of her we can!’ which was an … Read more

National Reconciliation Week 2018

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated annually across the country from 27 May – 3 June, and invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and achievements and how we can all work towards a unified future for all. This years theme was ‘Dont Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. … Read more

Apology anniversary event in Cairns

By Louise Hunter On Tuesday 13th February State Library of Queensland Cairns staff facilitated an event at Cairns Libraries to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Apology. The event was a collaboration with Cairns Regional Council, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Aunty Henrietta Marrie, … Read more

Welcome Christina Canendo

Welcome Christina Canendo Christina joins kuril dhagun from DATSIP for a transitional period at SLQ. Stop by and say hello next time you are here! Tell us about yourself? I grew up in Mt Isa and have lived in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and now Brisbane. I am a Mandingalbay Yidinji/Gunggandji woman from FNQ, with descendants … Read more