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  • Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. This year Ayyam-i-Ha runs from February 26-29.
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A Cuppa with Elizabeth Hindson – A Special NAIDOC Week Interview

July 3, 2023, in Videos > Documentary, by

In this Baha’i Blog interview in honour of NAIDOC Week, Racquel speaks with Elizabeth Hindson. In 1967 Elizabeth Hindson was the first Indigenous Australian elected to the national Baha’i leadership of Australia.

NAIDOC Week is a national week of celebrations held across Australia every year (July 2 – 9), in order to honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme for NAIDOC Week is “For Our Elders”.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life, and therefore Baha’i Blog hopes to be able to do more interviews like this one, in order to serve as a platform to listen to, and foster conversations about the history, culture and achievements of the first nations peoples of Australia. For example, as a beginning, we’ve created a short playlist of interviews and tributes.

More information about the history of the Baha’i Faith in Australia has been shared by the Baha’is of Australia.

To see more ways in which Baha’i Blog is highlighting Australian initiatives check out this special collection.

This video was filmed on location in Brisbane on Yuggera and Turrbal country, with special thanks to Lachlan, Racquel, Devina, Sabil and Ramtin.

Music: ‘Snowfall Butterflies’ by artist Asher Fulero

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In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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