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CAN creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.

For more than 30 years CAN has partnered with communities to share the histories and experiences that are unwritten or unspoken. This work breaks through the silence arising from systemic disempowerment and exposes the politics of fear by sharing, through art, participants’ daily acts of resistance and resilience that are essential to maintaining hope.

The creation of powerful artworks and experiences resonate deeply for the community and with the audiences they reach, far beyond where the work originated.

Meaning ‘Us Talking’ in Noongar, Ngaluk Waangkiny is a landmark, multi-media storytelling project designed to honour and preserve the legacy of Elders.

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Launching Ngaluk Waangkiny this Reconciliation Week

Ten respected Elders from Boorloo (Perth) have collaborated with Community Arts Network (CAN) to share their life journey as part of a multi-media legacy project.

25 May 2022

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Documentary

Ngaluk Waangkiny

Ngaluk Waangkiny (Us Talking) follows the journey of a courageous group of Aboriginal Elders living on Whadjuk Noongar boodja as they fight for respect, recognition and acknowledgement from the City of Perth.

Stories of Resilience

Ngaluk Waangkiny

This book is dedicated to the ten courageous, wise and trailblazing Elders who generously shared their life’s journey during this storytelling project.

Ni! Means Listen Podcast

Ngaluk Waangkiny

In this series of conversational podcasts hosted by Noongar Storytellah Phil Walleystack, each Elder will take us on a personal journey, sharing their experiences of Perth, past and present, and what they hope will be their legacy

Northam

Lullabies

Join Noongar facilitators, Cyndy Moody and Phil Bartlett to create and learn beautiful lullabies in Noongar language for your moort.

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