Our Survival Day 2022 - Reconnection is proudly presented by Our Songlines, a 100% Aboriginal-owned and woman-led organisation that is passionate about making Indigenous culture accessible to First Nations and allies alike, in a supportive, safe environment.
Our Survival Day 2022 will be held on Wednesday 26th January 2022 in a culturally safe and environmentally friendly space set in The Briars, Mt Martha on Bunurong land, of the Boon Wurrung Language Group within the Kulin Nation, amongst Indigenous plants, trees, birds, and habitat for wildlife.
Held from midday, the theme of Our Survival Day 2022 is reconnection - to mob, to ceremony, to song, to dance, to earth, to community, to culture. In alignment with this theme, and the Our Songlines values which are ingrained in protecting and reconnecting to Mother Earth, this year's event is set to be the most sustainable yet!
You will feel the connection as soon as you walk onto Bunurong land: be welcomed by the trees, the birds, the First Nations musical voices, the smell of Indigenous bush foods, friends enjoying picnics and playing games, cultural workshops, dancing, families of diverse backgrounds and many activities to participate in at your leisure.
The day will commence with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony. The Master of Ceremonies for the day will be the incredible Jony Berry. A man of Palawa and Portuguese heritage, Jony was the first Aboriginal person to represent Australia at the Mr World competition, using his platform as a model and performer to advocate for causes close to his heart.
Eventgoers will then be invited to:
Reconnect to song and dance
The all First Nations line-up includes:
Reconnect to culture:
Reconnect to earth:
We know that everything is interconnected, and with that in mind, Our Songlines will be adopting green initiatives to ensure that this event is their most sustainable yet!
Our Survival Day vendors, artists, stallholders and workshops will be caring for country by using environmentally responsible packaging, materials, and saying no single-use plastics. Our Songlines will also be planting trees to offset their carbon emissions from the event. You will find bins around the event, including composting and recycling, to reduce waste consumption as much as possible.
You are encouraged to bring your reusable items with you including your keep cup, a drink bottle which you can fill up on the day, and of course, a bag to store your goodies purchased on the day supporting Blak businesses.
Reconnect to community:
What would a community event be without getting to take home some deadly cultural creations from some of our favourite entrepreneurs!
With a focus on Indigenous education, cultural entertainment, food and sustainability through the theme of 'Reconnection', there will be something for everyone to enjoy on Our Survival Day 2022.
Check out the full program of events and plan your experience at www.oursurvivalday.com. General Admission tickets can be purchased now on Eventbrite for $38.01 (including a $3.01 booking fee).
General Admission tickets can be purchased now on Eventbrite for $38.01 (including a $3.01 booking fee).
All funds collected are used to bring this event to life, with all profits going towards the 'Connected Mob Indigenous Youth Mentor Program'. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Children under 13 receive free entry. Secure free tickets here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Children under 13 receive free entry. Secure free tickets here.
Please note all eventgoers will be subject to check-in and proof of vaccination according to Victorian State Government Requirements.
Our Songlines ensures that all activity selection, supervision and management practices are child safe.
Getting to the event/transport:
Our Survival Day 2022 is fully funded and organised by the community and was only made possible with the incredible support, donations and sponsorship of many local businesses.
Our Survival Day is also supported by Etch Sparkling, Coastal Cottage Creative, Taskforce, Dopeman and the list keeps growing!