Reflections Tour featuring Stephen Pigram
Warajanga Cultural Evening
IBN was a major sponsor of the 2016 ‘The Reflection Tour’ featuring Stephen Pigram, William Barton and the Narli Ensemble
This sponsorship allowed the Warajanga Alliance to host a Cultural Evening to celebrate the strength and unity of Pilbara Aboriginal culture. It was also an opportunity for a show of solidarity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people opposing the forced closures of Aboriginal communities on traditional country.
At the South Hedland event, more than 600 people enjoyed a 3-hour program filled with traditional dance and songs, local musicians and the launch of the WAM (West Australian Music) CD – Sounds of the Pilbara II: Songs in Language. The
Warajanga Cultural Evening was a great example of IBN working in partnership with communities across the Pilbara. IBN provided seed funding for the project and then worked with volunteers and a community organisation (Warajanga Alliance) to make create a truly deadly night of music.
The Warajanga Alliance
The Warajanga Alliance is a collective group of concerned Aboriginal people opposing the forced closures of communities in the Pilbara. The Warajanga Cultural Evening raised awareness of the State Government’s plans to close Aboriginal communities and celebrated the strength and unity of Pilbara Aboriginal culture. IBN supports the Alliance with staff time and resources to fight the closures.