Last Friday evening a group of 28 Lutheran educators gathered for a night of listening to ‘story’ told by Gunggari and Gubi Gubi artist, Kane Brunjes.
Kane talked about how Birrunga Art Gallery came to be, and emphasised the need to move slowly to build trust and relationships with the First Nations peoples of the Country you are on. Moving slowly and respectfully was a key take away for many of us listening, and we made some connections with the Service-Learning concept of ‘coming as guest’ (to move slowly and humbly into a space.)
Kane also emphasised the importance of relationship and talked about this as being at the heart of his hope for the future.
The night was a safe space for conversation, to ask questions, be curious, and build connections with others within our system with similar interests and passions.
Our aim is to meet more regularly, and spend time listening and learning about Indigenous perspectives together.
If there is someone on your team who would be interested in being part of a group like this, please ask them to email Helena.Lambert@leq.lutheran.edu.au