Panel: Dr Anita Hiess, Dr Chelsea Bond, Kevin O'Brien and Megan Cope.
Author of Am I Black Enough? Dr Anita Heiss; University of Queensland Senior Lecturer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit Dr Chelsea Bond; Queensland University of Technology Professor of Design, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty Kevin O'Brien; and artist Megan Cope explore the deep and complex issues around the process of being deemed 'black enough' through the politics of self determination and ancestry.
The panel was chaired by Rhoda Roberts
Clancestry is a celebration of country. This means many things. "Country" acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land. As a metaphor it connects us to our homeland and regions with a special character. From a performing arts perspective it is both an art form and a popular performance genre. Clancestry is a festival celebrating the arts and cultural practices of the world's First Nation's Peoples. The festival draws on rich spiritual culture and provides a space to connect with other clan groups across the country and the globe. In presenting performances, workshops, free events and conversations the festival moves beyond transactional contact into deeper relationships between all peoples.