HARMONY DAY SMOKING CEREMONY 2013
On Harmony Day, the 20th March 2013, women of the Nyoongar Tent Embassy worked in solidarity with the Black Action Group and Idle No More (Canada) to perform a Smoking Ceremony at Forrest Chase in the Perth city centre. The Smoking Ceremony was the first of three days of events organised to fall in line with the Equinoxes. The event celebrated the element of fire and Nyoongar Tribal Sovereign Peoples’ right to perform cultural activities wherever they want and need to. The Nyoongar Tent Embassy also acknowledged the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which coincides with the celebration of Harmony Day in Australia, and has links to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.