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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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Host your own Aboriginal Workshop...

We run workshops at our monthly Blak markets in La Perouse however we can also organise workshops, smoking ceremonies, welcome to country at any event. Recently we've run workshops in shellmaking and boomerang painting for Sydney University and dancing and plant artefact talks at UTS. If you have an event that you'd like us to run a workshop then just call us on 0499 252 599 or email firsthandsolutionsaborignal@gmail.com

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Why Blak Markets Online ?

Blak markets online sells Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island arts and craft. By buying from our Aboriginal corporation we not only guarantee authenticity but also that when you buy from us 100% of the profit goes towards social change in Aboriginal communities across Australia. The Blak markets is a social enterprise that has been successful in overcoming some of the barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people entering small business. It also helps funds our charities work, which is running cultural reconnection programs for aboriginal youth to reduce some of the highest rates of youth suicide and incarceration in the world. We want to expand the opportunities for Indigenous people to benefit from the sale of their goods by...

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