Blak Markets

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Two women at the Blak Markets at Barangaroo Reserve
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Head to Bare Island for another instalment of these popular Indigenous markets

Explore Indigenous history, food, art and dance at the Blak Markets at Bare Island La Parouse on September 30. You can find authentic Aboriginal art and start your Christmas shopping early, choosing from handmade jewellery, textiles and homewares made by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives.

Bush tucker is always an essential part of these popular markets, and you’ll be able to try a kangaroo burger and gourmet sausages made from Indigenous ingredients, and then watch expert cooks use emu, crocodile, wild boar and native peppers in the live cooking demonstrations.

There will be music and dance performances throughout the markets, the weaving workshop organised by Karleen Green will run all day, and you can also participate in Tucky Cooley's healing class.

Run by Indigenous advocacy group First Hand Solutions, these markets are fast becoming a Sydney mainstay. Young Indigenous Sydneysiders are actively involved and trained in retail and hospitality at the markets, and all proceeds are used to support local initiatives assisting Aboriginal communities.

By: Olivia Gee

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SO! SO! Good to find this, compared to earlier years, when the culture struggled to survive @ La Perouse, Sydney!