Clancestry Conversations is a curated series of three conversations centred around First Nations issues of today.
From an exploration of the cultural and linguistic history of placenames in Brisbane with Gaja Kerry Charlton and Karina Hogan, a discussion with internationally acclaimed artist Leah Purcell AM, to a dialogue on truth-telling, healing and the Path to Treaty with Katie Kiss and Mick Gooda, don’t miss this thought-provoking and insightful conversations series as part of Clancestry 2023.
Repatriation of Magandjin with Gaja Kerry and Karina Hogan – Makunschan, Meeanjan, Miganchan, Meanjan, Magandjin
Saturday, 11 November 2023, 11am to 12pm
Join the first of the Clancestry Conversations featuring Gaja Kerry Charlton, a Yagarabul Elder and Traditional Owner, in three native title claims of South East Queensland, and Karina Hogan a proud First Nations and South Sea Islander woman with strong ancestral ties to Northern NSW, Bundjalung Country and currently a content producer at ABC Radio Brisbane.
Together they explore the cultural, linguistic and social history of the original language placenames for today’s city of Brisbane.
In Conversation with Leah Purcell
Saturday, 11 November 2023, 1pm to 2pm
Leah Purcell AM, is an internationally acclaimed actor, director, producer and writer of stage and screen and a proud Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman from Queensland.
She has had an expansive career, from directing television episodes of Redfern Now to winning Best New Australian Work, Best Play, Best Direction and Best Sound Design at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards for The Drover’s Wife, appearing in films such as The Last Cab to Darwin, Lantana, Jindabyne and The Proposition to most recently starring in the new Amazon Prime Video limited series The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart.
Join us as we hear stories from Leah as she talks about her journey through the industry, where she began, where she is now and what the future of First Nations theatre will look like.
Truth Telling and Path to Treaty with Katie Kiss and Mick Gooda
Sunday, 12 November 2023, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
The Path to Treaty is shared journey between the Queensland Government, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people – a key reform with the ultimate goal of negotiating a treaty, or treaties.
Join Katie Kiss a proud Kaanju and Birri/Widi woman and Executive Director of the Interim Truth and Treaty Body and Mick Gooda a descendent of the Ghungalu people of Central Queensland and Co-Chair of the Interim Truth and Treaty Body, as they discuss how the Path to Treaty benefits all Queenslanders and the opportunities it provides in cultivating a new relationship with First Nations peoples, sharing in more than 65,000 years of rich history and culture.
Remembering the impact of past government policies of forced child removal and Indigenous assimilation and of an important moment in the country’s history.
Bangarra Dance Theatre Horizon
From two of the world’s great First Nations comes Bangarra Dance Theatre’s first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration, Horizon.
Opera Queensland Straight from the Strait
The extraordinary story of Torres Strait Island men and women who worked on the Mount Newman railway construction project.
Capricorn by Aidan Rowlingson
Sam and Ally are doomed and we have front-row seats to the end of their fractured relationship.