Good Spirit Festival
The Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival, is a biennual gathering of music, ceremony, knowledge sharing and arts, held in a stunning cultural landscape that is lunawunna alonnah, Bruny Island, Tasmania. Huge thank you to all who joins us for the life enhancing 2019 festival. Check out our gallery for highlights of the 2019 experience. Our next festival will be held in 2021.
The Nayri Niara Centre provides sanctuary for people to experience transformational activities aligned with Indigenous traditions of healing. Nayri Niara encourages people to explore a more harmonious relationship with ourselves, our family, communities and the earth which sustains us. We warmly invite you to visit us at our new home hearth at the LongHouse Hobart.
Our new Spring / Summer program will be released early September.
Nayri Niara is a Aboriginal owned and operated Social Enterprise creating amazing life changing experiences.
Connection to Country, Culture and to the Sacred, are guiding principles of Nayri Niara. We provide a range of healing experiences that support people to address destructive forces, heal past wounds and to open to our full potential.
Nayri Niara primarily provides opportunities for people to realigns ourselves with traditions and cultural practices which emphasises the importance of hearing the voices of our Elders, reclaiming our traditional values of honour, respect and equality and listening to the voice of our Inner Healer /Sprit in order to promote healthier communities for the future.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities that not only fulfil our cultural obligations of caring for kin and Country but also to create social, environmental and economic change so that ALL BEINGS can thrive together.
2019 Artists, Knowledge Keepers, Healers Line Up
Traditional shell necklace maker, weaver, story teller, healer and Elder, maikutena Vicki-Laine Green is a pakana woman from lumara-natana – the general area surrounding and including the Cape Portland area in Northern Eastern Tasmania. Dedicated herself to learning...read more
Tayta Ullpu is an honourable Elder from the Quechua indigenous community, a diverse and ancient people, located across the central and highlands of the Andean mountain ranges in Latin America. Holder of the Condor and Eagle prophecy and knowledge keeper of the...read more
Bunna Lawrie is a Mirning elder, raised on Koonibba Mission, near Ceduna, South Australia on the Nullarbor Plains. 2018 will mark over 40 years of constant touring by Bunna Lawrie since he formed Coloured Stone in 1977. Bunna is a prolific songwriter, combining rock,...read more
Poetry, theatre, political and academic paper and short story writer whose work has been featured in a range of major anthologies.read more
South American ‘Sacred Seeds’ knowledge keeper Sacha is a member of the Quechua community and hails from the town of Qalcha, in the high Andes of Bolivia.read more
Archie Roach is one of Australia’s most treasured performers. He has been recording award winning albums for nearly 30 years.read more
IMAGE CONTRIBUTORS: • Paul Hoelen • Nikki Michail • Julie Lowe • Rob Blakers • Wayne Quillium • Rebecca Thomson • Joe Shrimpton