Koorie Night Markets – Christmas Markets

Organisation

Koorie Night Markets Inc

Project

Koorie Night Markets - Christmas Markets

Location/Municipality

Northcote - Darebin

Grant

Pathways to Employment 11 - 12

 

Northcote Town Hall was transformed into a melting pot of cultural activity as the open air ‘Koorie Night Market’ occupied the town square.

Boasting over 150 stall holders selling a huge range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts, and food, the KNM provides an ideal place platform for local Indigenous people to establish their micro businesses.

The KNM travels around Victoria promoting Indigenous culture as well as providing financial independence for many local Indigenous people.

December's market was funded to provide social outcomes like sustainable incomes for local Indigenous people. The markets give vendors the opportunity to experience generating their own income and being self employed. It’s a fantastic way to provide meaningful and long term employment for the Indigenous community.

The market also provides a space for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people to meet and learn more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. As well as the stalls, there is music and dance which give audiences the chance to learn traditional Indigenous performances or sit back and let a variety of talented singers and bands entertain them. It’s a fun and exciting way to get in touch with your Koorie side or the Koorie within.