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
- The Narrm Oration 2014 – Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
- The Narrm Oration 2013 – Profesor Taiaiake Alfred
- The Narrm Oration 2012 – Professor Megan Davis
- The Narrm Oration 2011 – Mr William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
- The Narrm Oration 2010 – Dr Manley A. Begay Jr.
- The Narrm Oration 2009 – Professor Mason Durie
- The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2014 – Mr Noel Pearson
- The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2013 – Mr Peter Nash
- The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2012 – Mr Brian Hartzer
- The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2011 – Mr Saul Eslake
- The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2010 – Mr Richard Goyder
- The Dungala Kaiela Oration 2009 – Dr Carmen Lawrence and Ms Deborah Cheetham