Inclusion and Diversity
The 1770 Cultural Connections Immersion Festival is a cultural event in the Burnett region driving reconciliation through cultural education and engagement. ‘Reconciliation through Celebration’ is the key objective of the festival which features food, cultural performances, guest speakers, lessons in biodiversity, and storytelling around the cultural values and history of First Nation peoples. Despite COVID-19, the inaugural festival in 2020 attracted over 1,600 people. Evolution is proud to offer its ongoing support as the festival’s major sponsor for the next three years, along with the Burnett Mary Regional Group and event organisers, the Gidarjil Development Corporation.
Formalising this joint partnership with these regional change-makers enables effective forward planning, increases the national profile of the event, fosters the progression of Mt Rawdon’s related biodiversity regeneration projects, and aligns with our sustainability commitments to enhance cultural and environmental outcomes in our local communities. Through this collaboration, our partners envisage the 1770 Cultural Connections Immersion Festival will become one of the most significant festivals for First Nation people in Australia.