Indigenous charity sponsors this year’s Yabun Festival
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is one of the sponsors for this year’s Yabun Festival, which will be a remote event due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Traditionally celebrated every 26th of January, Yabun Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. It was first held in Waverly in 2003 and later at Victoria Park.
The Yabun stage this year will be at the Seymour Centre from 12pm – 5pm AEDT.
However, attendance will be very limited. Despite being a ticketed event, the tickets are not for sale. There will be ticket giveaways throughout the week announced on Koori Radio 93.7FM.
Due to COVID-19 and related crowd restrictions Yabun will be a closed event this year, with the public invited to join via live stream video or Koori Radio 93.7FM.
This means for the first time ever, audiences can attend Yabun Festival from around Australia and the world.
ILF’s executive director, Karen Williams feels privileged ILF can support Yabun 2021.
“A digital event gives access to an Australia-wide audience and we are excited that the remote communities that we work with, have an opportunity to join this national celebration,” she said.
Yabun will be live streamed from three isolated venues – the Yabun stage, Speak Out and Corroboree –starting at 11am.
“We invite the ILF community to tune into Yabun 2021 and join us in celebrating the survival, resilience, immense contribution and success of First Nations people.”
“In addition to the conversations, music and dance, you can also support Indigenous businesses and services via the Yabun Marketplace and Yabun links,“ Williams said.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a national not-for-profit charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for remote Indigenous children and families.