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A hessian tent with the words "White Australia has a black history" painted on it

Yung Tent Embassy

First Peoples
This is a past event
First Peoples


Saturday 6 May 2023
2pm - 4pm


The Atrium


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

Blak & Bright present Yung Tent Embassy as part of YIRRAMBOI Festival 2023

Yung Tent Embassy is a homage to Canberra 1972 when a group of staunch Blak activists set up The Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns opposite Parliament House. Their protest against the Government’s refusal to acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty is still relevant today. Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival’s Yung Tent Embassy brings together five Yung Blak activists to speak to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2023. Co-curated by Deline Briscoe and Kaninna, speakers will present a passionate ten-minute talk about social justice issues. There’s room for the audience to respond so pull up a chair and listen to our beautiful Blak activists speak their truth!

Blak & Bright

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival is based in Naarm (Melbourne). Established in 2016, the four day showcase celebrates the diverse expressions of First Nations writers and covers all genres from oral stories to epic novels and plays to poetry. Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival partners with literary organisations nationally and internationally to present Blak stories at venues near you.

For more information visit: https://blakandbright.com.au/


In the local languages of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung peoples, YIRRAMBOI means TOMORROW.

YIRRAMBOI festival platforms the interconnectedness and diversity of First Nations creatives, locally, nationally and internationally.

A 10 day feast of mediums spanning the breadth of artistic expressions with a collective voice of resilience and evolutionary practices. Emerging, mid-career and established First Nations creatives taking back space to crack open the heart of Melbourne, revealing the hum of country beneath.

Will you hear it?

Returning for its 4th Iteration from the 4 – 14 May 2023, YIRRAMBOI will again invite audiences to immerse themselves in our stories, our truth, our way.

For more information and the full 2023 program visit: https://yirramboi.com.au/

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