To celebrate the producers and makers of the Tweed, we pay homage and learn from the indigenous culture and people that came before and continue to be in the Northern Rivers, the Bundjalung Nation.
We have gathered storytellers, artisans and organisations that make up some of the indigenous people and culture of the Tweed- stories from the rich red land of the valley to the saltwater people of the coast.
Setting the intentions for the weekend of events, with a welcome to country and smoking ceremony at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The museum will also host a ticketed event ‘Wijirr’ (meaning native food) Friday 19th November with a bush tucker yarn by elder Uncle Franc Krasna complimented by a native food menu by indigenous Chef Robert Philp.
The Minjungbal Cultural Museum and artisan shop will be open for guided tours where you can learn more about local artists and the ‘Tweed Six Seasons Calendar’.
The picturesque Mavis Kitchen & Cabins in the Tweed Valley is hosting ‘Native Summer’ on Friday night, complete with damper by the fire, storytelling in the garden with locals Uncle Des and Kyle Slabb, native food degustation menu, organic wine and a herbaceous cocktail to enjoy under the stars.
The essence of the Tweed will culminate in a Sunday indigenous culinary tour along the river for the ‘Wollumbin Spirit’ event. Setting off from Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club Pontoon along the Tweed River to Fingal embarking at Tumbulgum. Including indigenous storytelling by Gary Kafoa & Dan McCoy, award winning poetry and live music.
Back on land House of Gabriel will curate the ‘Wollumbin Spirit’ lunch, which includes Tweed mud crab pies, smoked local seafood, seared kangaroo fillets, tropical fruit pavlova dessert, and beverages from Stone & Wood and Husk Distillery. Cruising back to Tweed, this extraordinary cultural and culinary experience is one not to be missed.