17 March 2018

Welcome to a full day of cultural immersion, celebrating the richness and diversity of our land and it’s people as we connect, heal, evolve and learn from one another in Truth and Harmony...

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A Transformational Festival Celebrating Culture, Community and Collective Connection to Mother Earth, in Truth and Harmony... with Music - Performance - Art - Food - Storytelling - Dance - Sound Healing - Ceremony - Ritual -  Yoga - Meditation - Earth-Centred Practices - Traditional Healing & so much more.

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We live in busy times where the time and space to connect, create, and care for ourselves and each other seems to decrease everyday.  Awakening Ancient Futures is a calling to create that space, to celebrate together, so that we can draw on our ancient wisdom for modern solutions towards a more sustainable, peace-filled future.

We invite you to come and spend the day and evening with us, with the Elders, the youth, the healers and other beautiful beings that we have gathered from across cultures to bring ancient wisdom to modern solutions.

Why join us for this gathering of hearts and minds?

  • To SHARE the wisdom and knowledge from different cultures

  • To RECEIVE insights from the past towards a more peaceful present and sustainable future

  • To CONNECT and celebrate the diversity of culture with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in truth and harmony

We honour and acknowledge the land of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people and their ancestors past and present, and all those who have contributed and are walking this path with us. We welcome you to celebrate with us as we bring forward wisdom of the past with modern practices from across cultures towards a sustainable future.

The countdown is on...  We are so excited by this unique festival which is focused on gathering with our cultural community to connect, create and care for ourselves, each other and most importantly talk about sustainability and peace on our earth.

March Magic...
We have received so much interest and have so much to offer you, we want the day to be totally inclusive and to ensure this we are refreshing our ticket options to:

  • General admission $75 full day/evening 

  • Students $45

  • Half day $45

Children under 15 years are free and warmly welcome!

Big shout out to those who have already taken action and bought tickets!  We have also reached out to you to ensure you are also able to access these prices, plus bonus and early bird specials.

Intention for community
Our intention is to build community by playing music together, walking the land with elders, planting trees, dance the earth, sitting by the lake and beading, painting or weaving, playing with horses, sharing our cultures.

On the afternoon of the gathering we will yarn together to draw on wisdom from the past and combine it with modern solutions to create a collective vision towards a more sustainable future.

Just a reminder that this is a non-for-profit event, any proceeds will support recognition of our Elders, presenters, musicians and artists and to towards a youth camp to be held at Ingelara. The Youth Camp is a collaboration between Ngunnawal elders Tina Brown and Adrian Brown, Queanbeyan youth and Ingelara Retreat.  The aim of the camp is to encourage young people to re-engage with their culture and develop life skills through hands on experience in nature and with horses.


The time is now...
If you have seen, heard and felt this invitation a number of times, today is the day to take action by saying YES to Awaken Ancient Futures and purchase your tickets now.  

We look forward to joining with you on 17 March so we can celebrate together and look towards a sustainable future!

“It’s about bringing back the feminine, the feminine balance of healing, of nurturing and sending that down to our own children.  Women need to know where there are sitting places, healing places and thinking places. It’s about sharing the song, sharing the dance and sharing the future.”

Min Mia

Awakening Ancient Futures Lineup


Tina Brown, Ngunnawal Elder and bridge builder between cultures

Daniel Williams, Ngambri Elder and Musician

Rod Mason, Ngarigo elder and Traditional Land Manager

Padma Menon - Founder of Moving Archetypes, connecting with archetypes through dance

Rachel Sheilds, Nainiuouman, descendant of the Weilwan and Gamilaroi peoples of North Western NSW

Matt Omo, Gong Guru, sound healer

Greg Powell, the Horsehandler and musical maestro

Krystal Hurst, Creative beading
Jandemarra Wall, Collective art work
Julie Armstrong, Bee Friendly Gardening
Dale Huddleston, Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation, Art and Song
Priscilla Reid-Loynes, Gumeroi and Yularoi Yinarr, Wayapa, Wellness and Earth Connection
Datu, Chief of Higaonon Tribe, Phillippines
Shamana Tara, sound medicine woman and intuitive energy healer
Dr Didge, musician, yoga teacher and sound healer
Lauren Van Dyke and Scarlett Robins, Land Care
Matt Kilby, tree planting



Rachel O’Connor

Gini Eagle

Heidi Kiekebosch-Fitt

“This long connection to people in place is a unique gift to Australia and the world. Our shared custodianship of our nation requires of you, me that we, be connected and in good shape.”

Tina Brown, Ngunnawal Elder


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