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NAIDOC Poster Award 2018

As the first piece of business, we have exiting news from Cheryl Moggs, Bigambul woman and our local indigenous liaison.  Marisa, BURN Arts Fundraising Manager tells us more...

It is with great pleasure that we can share some incredibly exciting news on behalf of Cheryl Moggs, our local indigenous liaison in Goondiwindi and proud Bigambul woman. You may remember her extremely popular bush tour at Modifyre 2017! 

Turns out, Cheryl is not just an educator, advocate and community representative, but is also now a nationally renowned artist, as she has just won the National NAIDOC Poster Art Award 2018! This year her painting will be on the NAIDOC poster as it is disseminated to indigenous communities all around Australia. 

We are really proud to have such important connections in the region in which we set up home for a few weeks a year, and are honoured to be welcomed onto Country for our event. We wish Cheryl all the best on her national adventure, and subsequent world domination.  For now, she is off to Sydney to celebrate and receive her award at the NAIDOC celebrations in July, joined by family, and has also bought a new pair of shoes for the occasion. 




BURN Arts, Inc and the Modifyre Community wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country
upon which Modifyre takes place, the Bigambul and Kambuwal Peoples.  

 

We also wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country upon which we live, learn and work, the Jagera and Turrbal Peoples.
We honour their Ancestors and pay our deepest respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.  

 

We extend that respect to all First Nations People, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation. We honour and respect their continued cultural and spiritual relationship
to their Traditional Lands, Seas and Waters and recognise their unique and valuable contribution to society.  

 

Sovereignty was never ceded.