A space for all views, for young mob, by mob, about the referendum on the Voice to Parliament.
Referendum Yarns is an online workshop for young First Nations people to come together to yarn about the referendum on the Voice to Parliament in a safe, supportive space.
Referendum Yarns will be run by our First Nations Team – for mob only, by mob. The idea for these yarns came from FYA’s First Nations Governance Group (of young mob under 35) as a space that young First Nations people want and need right now.
|“There’s so much information circulating about the upcoming referendum, and a lot of it is quite hard to navigate especially with misinformation and disinformation being produced. Engaging in yarns rights now feels quite intimidating and overwhelming, especially if you are like me and don’t know the in and outs of it all. That’s why it’s important for us to have safe spaces, designed by and for young mob, to connect, learn, and share our thoughts without fear of harm or judgement.” FNGG member, Hope Kuchel.
This is a space for young mob to yarn, connect and learn together, acknowledging and holding space for different views in our communities – not a place to campaign on the vote.
Anyone who attends the workshops will:
This discussion is for Young First Nations people aged 16-35 who want to have a yarn about the referendum on the voice to parliament in a safe space.
The workshops will be led by members of the FYA First Nations team:
We work to make all our events as accessible to as many people as possible.
As this will be held online, this will be COVID-19 safe. During the registration process we will be asking how we can make the workshops more accessible to the participants.
This event is free to access. Participants will require access to a computer and the internet to be able to watch/listen to the conversation.
If you’ve got questions about the yarn, you can email Teina Te Hemara at email@example.com.