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Survival Day Celebrations

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by Sue Stevenson (subscribe)
I write essays, short stories and political commentary and believe the colour orange is unfairly discriminated against.
Celebrating indigenous culture on 26 January
Many Aboriginal people choose to call Australia Day Survival Day, to honour the culture that has survived the founding of modern-day Australia in 1788. The first Survival Day concert was held in 1992 in Sydney. Now there are Survival Day commemorations in many Australian cities.

[ADVERT]In Melbourne, the Share the Spirit Festival has been held in the Treasury Gardens since 2002. From 1-7 pm you can chill to music from Bart Willoughby, Stiff Gins, Kutcha Edwards, Lee Morgan, Skin Choir and Black Mistiq. There will be a corroboree and a hip hop workshop for kids, art and craft stalls and activities for the kids.

By the way, the Festival is looking for help to fund the corroboree - Koorioboree, the state's biggest with 10 different Victorian indigenous dance groups. If you are interested in pledging anything from $1, you can help out via Pozible.

Belgrave Survival Day is in the outer east of the Dandenong Ranges and is a celebration of indigenous culture, both locally and nationally with music, kids' activities and a discussion about the history of the Cooranderkk mission in Healesville.

For more information about the history of Australia Day from an Aboriginal perspective, visit Creative Spirits.
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Why? To remember and to celebrate
When: 26 January 2013
Where: Treasury Gardens, Cnr Spring St & Wellington Parade, Melbourne AND Borthwick Park, Benson Street, Belgrave (next to Belgrave Pool)
Cost: Free
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