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Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development Murrup Barak

Dr Manley Begay, Narrm Orator 2010

Our Orations

Murrup Barak organizes two public orations each year, the Dungala Kaiela Oration held in Shepparton in the middle of the year and the Narrm Oration, held each year in November in Parkville.

The Dungala Kaiela Defining Shepparton oration is hosted jointly by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. The oration celebrates Aboriginal cultural identity with the goal of creating a shared vision for the people of the greater Goulburn Valley region and promoting Aboriginal development.

NARRM refers to the country of the Melbourne region. The vision for this oration is to profile leading Indigenous thinkers from across the globe in order to enrich our ideas about possible futures for Indigenous Australia. The Narrm Oration is a major initiative in the Murrup Barak–Rio Tinto partnership.

Links to our previous orations