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The Pass midden

The Arakwal people of Byron Bay are custodians of the land and waters around Byron Bay. Having spent a big chunk of my early teens living at The Pass (my parents were caretakers and the cafe was our house for a few years in the… Read More »The Pass midden

A Tribe Called Red

“There wasn’t anything else like [A Tribe Called Red] at SXSW. There probably isn’t anything else like it on Earth.” Washington Post   “But in the end the dopest thing about ATCR is the way they capture the essence of their Native Heritage, doing so… Read More »A Tribe Called Red

Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung

Last night Arts Northern Rivers launched Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung (Brothers coming together of the Bundjalung Nation), a stunning exhibition of works by 12 significant Bundjalung artists who have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation and as to each other as… Read More »Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung

Introducing Troy Weribone

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a story here on Common Ground called “Good People Doing Good Things” and how a group of indigenous boys who attend educational programs at Ngulingah in Lismore had been gifted tickets to attend The Boomerang Festival. One of the… Read More »Introducing Troy Weribone

Good people doing good things

The Northern Rivers community has many communities within communities. But one thing I constantly observe is how music, dance and art crosses boundaries, different cultures, breaks down barriers and brings communities within our community together. Through my friend Tom Pickerd, and a chain of big life… Read More »Good people doing good things