Recently we were joined by over 70 communications professionals from a diverse range of NGO’s for the Telling our Stories: for a more inclusive society forum, which featured four powerful speakers, Academic and social commentator, Paula Abood, The Australian newspaper’s Rick Morton, Gerard Thomas from the National Welfare Rights Network and NCIE’s Indigenous Digital Excellence, Learning Experience Designer, Zoe Betar.

We shared our ideas and our stories of inclusion, exclusion and aspirations of how to make a better more excellent and inclusive Australia.

Our Group Fitness Room was transformed for NITVs Awaken program and it looked flash.  Executive Producer, Catherine Liddle facilitated an engaging discussion on the key panel.  It was an exciting experience for all participants.  Local Redfern Elder, Aunty Millie Ingram came and spoke about the needs of older Australians.

Lunch was a cultural event, as the group of new friends were than treated to a BBQ by NCIE’s catering team, consisting of meats marinated in native herbs, complemented by healthy salads under the gums in the NCIE courtyard.

There was more storytelling, by Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka performer Gumaroy Newman along with Goreng Goreng singer and didjeridu player Dean Ingram who shared their traditional and contemporary songs, dance and poetry.

“Spending the day at NCIE was a highlight, as the facilities are so versatile and stimulating – during the delicious catered lunch, we were treated to an incredible performance showcasing Indigenous history, poetry, storytelling, music and dance,” Melanie Ryan, Australian Technology Park Sydney Communications Manager

You too, can hear what the key panel had to say on an upcoming Q&A panel discussion on NITV Awaken program in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned here or on @theNCIE twitter for details.

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