Our Vision, Purpose and Values
Sharing culture and song
We provide a shared experience of singing and choral music for First Nations and non-Indigenous Australians. Together we make a place that connects us to each other, to Country, and to a love of music in a way that finds common ground and heals.
Creating meeting places to share story, language and song
Listening to First Nations voices, song, language and story is at the heart of our events.
Using singing as a connector and healer
By sharing songs, translating songs, identifying songs, teaching old and new songs – and singing them together.
By creating spaces full of song, laughter, conversation and learning.
Building a stronger community for everyone
By recognising and valuing First Nations culture and people.
By fostering the revitalisation of language.
By increasing skills locally – in organisation, teaching, singing, and leading – in the communities we work with.
By supporting non-Indigenous Australians to learn and understand about First Nations culture and history.
By providing a kickstart toward more positive community relationships and initiatives.
Engagement and Collaboration
We believe critical decisions should enjoy ownership and be localised to community.
- Consult with elders and community representatives
- Are responsive and open to change
- Allow space and time
- Make decisions and take action together
Comfort and Safety
We believe that all participants should feel welcome, comfortable and safe.
- Bring people together, creating and holding safe spaces
- Provide orientation
- Provide opportunities for and encourage respectful participation
- Allow for individuality
- Enable contribution in various ways
- Create humour