NAIDOC Week event to share women's stories

STORYTELLER: Daylesford's Anne E Stewart is working on multiple projects focusing on stories. Photo: Dylan Burns
STORYTELLER: Daylesford's Anne E Stewart is working on multiple projects focusing on stories. Photo: Dylan Burns

To celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, ‘Because of Her, We Can’ three women are joining forces to tell women’s stories from different perspectives. 

Local storyteller Anne E Stewart will host the storytelling event, which will be led by multi clan indigenous elder, Aunty Marilyne Nicholls. Social ecologist Laurel Freeland will share stories of women’s connection with Mother Earth.

The day is intended to celebrate Mother Earth as well as the women who have told the stories and passed on the traditional practices that keep culture and connection to the land alive.

It will open with a Dja Dja Wurrung Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, followed by a day of stories, ceremony and healing. 

Participants will be immersed in traditional aboriginal and contemporary stories of women, earth healing practices, rituals and will work with the elements. 

Our Connection with Mother Earth: Stories and Workshop will be held at the Story House and Garden in Daylesford on July 12 from 10am-3.30pm. To register, visit www.storyhouseandgarden.com/events