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Bilya Kaatijin

Bilya Kaatijin (which means Fresh water knowledge in Noongar) is the fourth and final story in Yirra Yaakin’s Kaatijin series.

  • Dates:May to June 2022
  • Venue:Schools across Perth metro and South West region.

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  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Venue:Schools across Perth metro and South West region.

Description

Connecting stories from Noongar land (south-west Western Australia), Wonguktha land (the northern Goldfields), Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the Kikuyu people of Kenya (Africa), the play aims to teach us about the importance of water to First Nations people around the world. Journeying through the globe Koya the frog, Yaakan the turtle and Maali the swan take us through the gnamma holes to learn important lessons that will help save Bilya (fresh water) back on Noongar Boodjar. Through each character’s journey the show teaches its audiences about the importance of accepting others, the power of empathy and the importance of caring for the earth. By interweaving stories of the Bilya from Africa, New Zealand and Wiluna, (countries the writer and the story holders are connected to), it promotes the universal connection we all have to water and the idea that we can all share in these stories. Furthermore, in a society where climate change is destroying our planet, Bilya Kaatijin aims to send a message to its audiences about the importance of caring for our planet and the conservation and protection of our water sources.

Events

Yirra Yaakin Vignette Series
Which Way? First Nations Poetry Workshops
Tjuma Koondarm
Regional Writers' Group
Ngalaka Daa Ensemble
Moorla-Na Bulla Woola Boolangul
Moorditja Wirla Workshops
Behind The Scenes Workshop Series

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