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Aboriginal Singers to be Performer at our National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair

Did you know that our National Indigenous NAIDOC art fair on Saturday June 30 - Sunday July 1 includes the free Blak Markets program of song, dance, bushfood cooking demonstrations and workshops. Our singing line-up alone includes the Stiff Gins, Mi-Kaisha, Rebecca Hatch and Maddison Lyn. Register to attend at https://business.facebook.com/events/169514487050733 or check out the details at www.blakmarkets.com

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The Heart in Art

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation developed the Blak Markets model after identifying a series of barriers in the industry and community. These included a lack of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples/organisations in decision making roles within the marketplace which can translate to a decrease in economic benefits going directly to Artists or other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island organisations working in community to improve outcomes. They built a model that supported small business with location, insurance and marketing to enable them to enter the marketplace at a higher place on the supply chain and four years later the markets continues to innovate because of its ability to respond to needs of the community and demands of the market ie...

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Blak markets back at Barangaroo Sunday December 4

Blak markets will return for a second time to Barangaroo after an exciting launch during Naidoc week which attracted 14,000 people. The christmas market will feature an even bigger of variety of authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island arts and crafts along with bushfood stalls. Our special guest performer this market is singer Marcus Corowa with dance performances by Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness. It will also have shellwork and weaving workshops all day.   9:30am to 3pm Weaving and shellwork workshops all day 9:45am Welcome to country and smoking ceremony Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness 10:15am Marcus Corowa Acoustic performance 11:05am  Black Olive Cooking Demo 11:45am Listen to Traditional stories with Tucky Cooley at the Sand Circle 12:25 pm  Dance performance Ngaran...

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BLACK MARKETS WELCOME FESTIVAL– aboriginal cultural ceremony to welcome newly arrived australians -Sunday April 3

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation is holding its special welcome ceremony for refugees and newly arrived Australians at its Blak Markets on Sunday 7 May. Individuals and families who are new to Australia are invited to join in a special traditional Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal elder, Uncle Greg Simms.  According to CEO of First Hand Solutions, Peter Cooley, “Aboriginal people are welcoming friendly people, and also the appropriate people to welcome newly arrived visitors to Australia.”  “The day will also be a chance to share stories on not only the hardships but the achievements we share with people dispossessed from their land and forced to leave their communities,” Peter said. It will also feature a communal...

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