First Nations


Posted on: Mon 5 Feb 2024

Shaun Creek, a Kuku Yalanji and Kaantju man from Cape York in Far North Queensland, comes from a long line of Cultural Practitioners, Sound Healers and Environmentalists.

Shaun’s main objective is educating the whole community. Shaun says, “If we sit together and yarn, people have a better understanding and gain a mutual respect of who we are as Aboriginal people and why we are the oldest living culture in the world.”

Whether its on the street, in the markets, at resorts or local and national gatherings, Shaun delivers intricate awareness training to highlight the special ongoing connection his people have to song, country, food, art and dance.

On the spur of the moment Shaun booked his flight from FNQ and arrived the day of the first Peramangk Watta Survival Day 2024 event held at Laratinga Wetlands in Mount Barker SA.

Shaun describes how he met Courtney Hunter-Hebberman and David Booth when they travelled up to his Country to learn about fire practises in a cross cultural exchange workshop. Shaun is proud to be part of the fire here and is humbled be on Country in South Australia.

Hear the melodic Yidaki sound Shaun shares at the gathering, and listen to his yarn with Radio Adelaide during our live special broadcast of the Survival Day event.

Image description Shaun Creek

Image supplied by Elijah Sumner

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