About Fields of HealingFROM UNITY EARTH TO MUNGO MAN AND ALL THE WAY TO BYRON BAY
Unity Earth is a worldwide collective dedicated to promoting intercultural harmony, healing, and transformation through music, events and by weaving stories together into larger inclusive narratives. Unity Earth was a convenor and sponsor of the Return to Country Festival commemorating Mungo Man’s homecoming in 2017 as well as U Day Festival in Ethiopia in 2018. U Day Festival is planned for India in 2019 and the Middle East in 2020.
Sam Cook has an extensive career in the arts and entertainment industry spanning close to thirty-years. A retired musician, she was the Director of The Dreaming Festival and a programmer of the Woodford Folk Festival. Artistically, Sam is a playwright, writer, visual artist and graphic designer. Administratively, Sam started working in publishing ahead of becoming the CEO of a leading Australian Theatre Company before launching her company KISSmyBLAKarts which has tentacles into Artist Management and Apparel.
Recipient of the UK Arts Council Fellowship in 2007 and 2011, winner of National Aboriginal Youth of the Year in 1999 and Broome Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 1998, Sam’s the founding Aboriginal columnist for Artshub, Tracker and founder of Australia’s Black History Month. Most recently she led a 20million global movement through #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA and has recently founded Kaltja International an ethical economic disruption and cryptocurrency for Indigenous people worldwide.
Adam Collett is a event producer, community organiser, musician, designer and cultural ambassador from Byron Bay, Australia. Founder of social impact agency Encounter Global, he is dedicated to empowering communities around the world by combining emerging models and technologies with a deep respect for the culture of local people and places.
Inspired by his mother’s stories from 1969 Woodstock Festival, Adam has been on a lifelong pursuit to bring people together for transformative gatherings that leave a legacy of positive impact and tangible outcomes. He was Co-Producer of the ONE DREAM NYC 11.11.11 event, Associate Director of the Tekstar* Digital Arts & Technology Festival in 2013, and the Director of the Groovyland Family Dance Party 2015, among dozens of others.
His cultural work extends across the Northern Rivers region, having been adopted by Harry and Annabelle Walker from Tabulam, NSW and going on to serve on the Board of Directors for the Gungyah Ngallingnee Aboriginal Corporation. He is devoted to supporting Country, Culture, the Elders and Jarjums in any way possible.
About the Fields of Healing Event
2 Day Convergence with Global Indigenous Leaders, Live Music, Workshops, Panels, Art & Weaving, Dance & Drumming, Food Vans, Healing Pods, Yoga, Kids Space, Forest Walks and More!
A HISTORIC GATHERING OF LOCAL & GLOBAL CULTURE
Indigenous leaders from around the world will converge in Byron Bay for the first ever Fields of Healing on November 24th and 25th. Presented by Unity Earth, this historic family-friendly gathering will be a powerful celebration of cultural diversity and unity through music, art, workshops, performance, ecological healing and much more!
INTERNATIONAL ELDERS, MUSICIANS & PRESENTERS
* Rocky Dawuni (Ghana/UN Goodwill Ambassador)
* Dr. Mindahi Bastida (Mexico)
* Louis Te Kouarehua Kereopa (NZ)
* Ambassador Mussie Hailu (Ethiopia)
* Kristin Hoffmann (USA)
* Premik Russell Tubbs (USA)
* Lixin Chen (China)
* Ykson (New Caledonia)
* Sunil Chauhan (India)
* Tichawona Noble Mashawa (Zimbabwe)
Fields of Healing will welcome Hereditary Dakota Chief and Global Unity Activist Chief Phil Lane Jr, Maori wisdom keeper Uncle Louis Te Kouarehua Kereopa, as well as Dr. Mindahi Bastida, Director for the Original Caretakers Program at the Centre for Earth Ethics.
Featured musicians include GRAMMY® Nominated afro roots star Rocky Dawuni, Zimbabwean multi-instrumentalist Tichawona Noble Mashawa, angelic vocalist Kristin Hoffmann with Premik Russell Tubbs, as well as Australian roots musician Dane Kennedy, Irish/Aussie songwriter Aine Tyrell, and soulful Indigenous singer Keely Eggmolesse.
A FAMILY FRIENDLY PARKLANDS GATHERING
Fields of Healing is a not-for-profit, drug and alcohol free community gathering for all ages. Co-hosted by Minyungbal Yugambeh songman Magpie Yerrubilgin, it is being intentionally designed as a unique opportunity for intercultural, ecological and personal healing.
North Byron Parklands is a stunningly beautiful 660-acre cultural arts and music events venue 20 minutes from Byron Bay. The two-day event is designed as both a “gathering” and a “retreat” offering an intimate experience capped at 1,500 people to ensure intimacy of attendees and delegates.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF MUNGO MAN
Fields of Healing will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Return to Country of Mungo Man, a profound moment when the ancient remains of a 42,000 year old human ancestor were returned to his country in the Willandra Lakes Region of NSW.
Representatives of the three Indigenous groups associated with Lake Mungo will make the pilgrimage to the event, continuing the important journey of this Ancestral Spirit.
HEALING VILLAGE & WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES
Fields of Healing will feature an exciting host of healing workshops and activities, as well as Healing Pods with massage, kinesiology and other practitioners offering free sessions on Saturday and paid sessions on Sunday.
Workshops and activities include…
* Nia Dance
* Chakra Balancing
* Goddess Workshop
* Sound Healing
* Walking Journeys
* Singing Workshop
* Drumming Workshop
* Yoga for Kids
* Uncle Time for Kids
* Mindful Meditation for Kids
* Dakota Dancing for Kids
TICKETS & EVENT INFORMATION
Tickets are available via the links in this Facebook event or at www.fieldsofhealing.com.au
Kids 15 and under are FREE to enter and do not need a ticket. Please note that all minors under 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
North Byron Parklands
126 Tweed Valley Way
Yelgun NSW 2483