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Stories and Songs of the People

Johnnie Aseron will be bringing Native American culture to CGHEC on Friday.
Johnnie Aseron will be bringing Native American culture to CGHEC on Friday.

A CONCERT featuring indigenous songs and stories from across the globe will cap a unique cultural and educational exchange forum at CHEC.

Southern Cross University is hosting the Community Cultural and Educational Exchange Forum which begins at 1pm this Friday and aims to identify the challenges and obstacles to meeting the needs of Indigenous participation in higher education.

The Stories and Songs of the People concert at 7pm on Saturday night will showcase Australian Aboriginal, Native American and Tibetan music and storytelling.

Johnnie Aseron, a Haudenosenee/Lakota Native American who will be one of the performers, was involved in the inaugural Stories and Songs of the People concert which was held in Melbourne in 1999.

He has also performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, the Glastonbury Festival, the Manchester International Peace Festival and the Moomba Festival.

"The foundation of these Stories and Songs of the People events is our desire to see tolerance, understanding and acceptance between all peoples," Mr Aseron said.

"The strength and wisdom found in our cultural diversity allows us to join together with many voices. It is through our voices, traditional and contemporary, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, that we have the opportunity to share a collective vision as we attempt to tackle many of the issue afflicting our society."

Others joining Mr Aseron on stage include Aboriginal actor and musician Tom E Lewis and Tibetan exile Tenzin Choegyal

Concert tickets ($20 for adults, $15 student/concession, $10 for children) are available through the SCU Coffs Student Association (02 6659 3299), Galambila Aboriginal Health Service (02 6652 0800), or at the door.

Further information can be found at www.storiesandsongs.org.

Topics:  chec



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