Watch this special Deadly Djurumin Yarn for NAIDOC Week. Danièle Hromek and Sarah Lynn Rees explore the joy and the complexities of working with Elders, and the complexities of NAIDOC Week itself.

Purchase access to the full recording via Vimeo on demand below (+ CPD).

Danièle Hromek on what it means to be an Elder.

The NAIDOC Week theme for 2023 is ‘For our Elders’. Elders are not just older people; they are a prominent part of First Nations peoples’ lives, as guides, mentors, advocates, and Knowledge Holders of Country. Elders were often the activists and leaders in their generation, but also the quiet achievers who got things done in the background. The Deadly Djurumin love their Elders and have been fortunate to work with them in a variety of projects.

This yarn addresses the joy and complexities of working with First Nations Elders and community members, along with NAIDOC Week itself and the opportunities and complexities this celebration can bring for our work.

Sarah Lynn Rees on the background and origins of NAIDOC Week.

Access the full recording

Purchase access to the full video via our Vimeo on demand channel or via the button on the top right corner of the video above.

  • $38 Parlour Collective (use the promo code Collective at the Vimeo checkout).
  • $50 General
  • $11 Concession (anyone who needs it – students, those not working etc – use the promo code Concession at the Vimeo checkout)

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Proceeds above the costs of delivering the DD Yarns program support the work of Deadly Djurumin. If you represent an Aboriginal organisation please contact Parlour to obtain access at no cost.


One hour of formal CPD on completion of the CPD questions. See here for the Learning Objectives for the series as a whole.

Once the questions are completed, you will receive an email from Google forms with your responses. Please keep this – it provides the evidence of attendance and completion. Please note, separate CPD certificates will not be issued. If you can’t find the email, remember to check your spam folder and whitelist in your email system.

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This session was recorded live on 7 July 2023. The Deadly Djurumin Yarns are a collaboration between Parlour and Deadly Djurumin.