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Where do we go from here?

Nardi Simpson & Nareen Young

With growing momentum to enact the Uluru Statement from the Heart, is a meaningful change for First Nations people and our country finally really on the agenda?

Sydney Opera House will be offering three talks from this years Antidote Festival free and on-demand for schools across Australia.

Watch on demand anytime between 11 - 18 September 2022

This workshop is available to watch On Demand in your classroom via YouTube at any time that suits you between Sunday 11 - Sunday 18 September 2022.

Book now to watch on demand in your classroom.

The duration of this event is 1 hour

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change

This event is free for all Australian high schools

This workshop is available to watch On Demand in your classroom via YouTube at any time that suits you between Monday 12 - Saturday 17 September 2022.

Booking link to come closer to the date

Suitable for Years 9 - 12

This program is recommended for Stages 5 & 6

In English | Auslan interpreted and live captioning available

Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters will be displayed in the corner of the screen to translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. The talk will also be live captioned. 

“We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country”

Dean Parkin, director, From The Heart campaign

What's next for First Nations peoples and all Australians?

With a new federal parliament, which includes a historically significant contingent of First Nations people, and with the Uluru Statement from the Heart firmly on the national agenda, this First Nations-led panel will set out what needs to happen to both realise its goals and to change the heart of all Australians. “Where Do We Go From Here?” is a question Dr Martin Luther King asked in his final book.

Australia has to ask the same question. This panel looks at the future of all Australians, including First Nations peoples. Building on whatever momentum we might have right now, what needs to change in our politics, our society, our culture? And what needs to change in our sense of ourselves as a nation, as a community?

Presented by Sydney Opera House


Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, composer, playwright, and educator, as well as a musician and performer in the Stiff Gins. Song of the Crocodile (Hachette Australia) was the 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship and became Nardi’s masterful debut novel. It is highly awarded – longlisted for the Miles Franklin award and has also been shortlisted for major state and national awards.

Nardi continues to perform with Stiff Gins, works with student ensembles and directs cross-cultural choir Barayagal at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is currently undertaking a PhD with the ANU School of Music. Heavily involved in the making and sharing of culture in both her Sydney and Yuwaalaraay communities, Nardi lives in Sydney's Inner West with her partner and teenage son.


Nareen Young is an Industry Professor for Indigenous policy at the Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney. Nareen is one of Australia’s leading and most respected workplace diversity practitioners, thinkers and influencers, who has led and managed two diversity peak bodies (Diversity Council Australia and NSW Working Women’s Centre), with enormous impact and success. She is the author of Gari Yala (Speak the Truth): Centring the experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians at work.

Portrait of Nardi Simpson

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Frequently Asked Questions - On Demand Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770. 

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

What if I can’t book in for the session I want?

Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in. 

Many of our Author Talks and pre-recorded workshops are also available on demand after their original live-streaming to provide more flexibility in your school day! 

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or and we will try our best to accommodate you.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group? 

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated! 

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