Narrative gatherings – an Aboriginal invention

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Uncategorised | 1 comment

Narrative gatherings: An Aboriginal invention

Tileah Drahm-Butler

Tim Agius

Tim Agius tells the story of the first narrative gathering: Reclaiming our stories, reclaiming our lives - a gathering for Aboriginal families who  had lost a loved one to a death in custody.

Further gatherings

After the first narrative gathering at Camp Coorong, further gatherings took place in other communities:

Sharing stories between communities

In recent years, narrative practice has been used to assist communities who are going through hard times to share their stories to assist other communities who are also struggling. This can bring a sense of pride in the midst of struggle.

Yia Marra: Good stories that keep spirits strong

You can read here stories from Ntaria community - Yia Marra: Good stories that keep spirits strong.

Aunty Barbara Wingard

Every story is precious

A reflection from Tileah

1 Comment

  1. The power of connection to self and others and the acceptance of difference that accompanies this which is captured so well in times of grief and draws so beautifully on our strengths. What is not to love about this type of work.

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