Uncle Max’s story and wisdom is a huge part of who we are as an organisation, as Uncle Max was integral in inspiring the work of Culture is Life.
Culture is Life is so grateful to Dwayne Bannon- Harrison for choosing to welcome and guide us on Yuin Country on such a significant date for him and his family.
“Forget about the color of our skins and that. Forget about our different lifestyles and our different belief systems, but believe in one thing and believe in Mother Earth so that we can look after it because she’s looking after us.” – Uncle Max ‘Dulumunmun’ Harrison (Yuin)
Time to slow down, sit, listen and reflect on Country is so special. “I think people just need to experience that Country, make time to slow down, connect and be” Madeline Wells, Program Manager.
Uncle Max has left a huge legacy to be proud of.
Please check out and support the work of Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness on Yuin Country, South Coast NSW. Ngaran Ngaran is an Aboriginal owned and operated cultural service provider helping the wider community understand Koori culture.
Dwayne is a Yuin-Ngarrugu Descendant with connections to the Yorta-Yorta, Dja Dja Warrup, Watchabolic & Gunai language groups, who draws upon the teachings from his Grandfather Uncle Max Djarla Dulumunmun Harrison and his old people.
Through 10 years of dedication helping Indigenous males regain connection, healing & growth he believes the concept of Bring Back The Warrior is giving humility & a much needed voice to first nations males.
Culture is Life staff were blessed to spend the end of 2023 retreating at the Mystery Bay cottages amongst the Kookaburras and rock wallabies. Swam in the nearby beaches, visited the lakes and lessons of the black swans, whale, turtle, mens and womens dreaming.
A highlight was the sunrise ceremony where we remembered Uncle’s lesson;
‘Always remember that today, is the first day for the rest of your life’- Uncle Max ‘Dulumunmun’ Harrison (Yuin)