First Nations


Posted on: Fri 16 Feb 2024

Generational Healing with Unity; Spoken Word Poet, Steven Pappin.

Community gathered from all corners of the country for the inaugural Peramangk Watta Survival Day at the Laratinga Pavilion in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia.

Among the gathering was Steven Pappin, a proud Barkindji man, whose reflection on the day’s significance resonated deeply for First Nation People.

As Steven speaks, a vivid picture appears giving insight into Indigenous experiences and his deeply connected love of Barkindji Language, Country, Culture and Heritage.

Through his powerful performance, he offers a transformative experience, weaving together language, yarning, teaching and sharing, inviting listeners to a delicate storytelling journey.

Steven passionately shares the importance of gatherings for well-being and healing unity, expressing gratitude, and describing being present at the Peramangk Watta Survival Day as an “honour.”

Listen to Steven Pappin’s spoken word performance and interview with Radio Adelaide’s Celestine Rowe and Vida Sumner, at the Peramangk Watta Survival Day event at Laratinga Pavilion, Mount Barker SA.

Image description Steven Pappin

Image supplied by Lisa Burns

Vida Sumner

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