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We-Akon Dilinja Ceremony

Acknowledge the journey and experience of the Boonwurrung people at this inclusive dawn event featuring music, readings and a smoking ceremony.
By Libby Curran
January 24, 2022
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By Libby Curran
January 24, 2022
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Once again, St Kilda is set to kick off January 26 with a special dawn ceremony commemorating the ​​rich, diverse culture of our land's First People. Back for its third edition, We-Akon Dilinja will see the Boonwurrung Land and Sea Council (BLSC) present an inclusive, reflective morning of music, readings and a smoking ceremony at St Kilda's Alfred Square.

Speaking to this year's theme of 'Healing Through Remembrance, Reflection and Recognition', the event sets out to recognise Boonwurrung history, acknowledging the journey and experience of the area's First People.

The morning will feature a Welcome to Country and introduction by Parbinata Dr Carolyn Briggs AM, along with traditional Boonwurrung songs and performances, a tribute to past elders, readings and a smoking ceremony led by David Tournier.

The event has a comprehensive COVID-safe plan in place — you can register for a free ticket here and keep up to speed with any updates on the social media channels. And if you can't make it in person, you'll be able to catch the We-Akon Dilinja livestream over on the council's website.

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