Celebrating 20 years of Indigenous Knowledge Centres 20 years strong

IKCs are a hub for community, providing a place to gather and participate in programs based on community interests including traditional knowledge, culture and languages.

The first 7 IKCs opened in 2002, at Lockhart River, Aurukun, Erub, Mabauig, New Mapoon, Pormpuraaw and Wujal Wujal. Since then, a number of other centres have opened and now there are 26 across Queensland all created in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Shire and Regional Councils.

State Library of Queensland partners with councils across Queensland to deliver library services. There are currently more than 320 public libraries, Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQs) and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland. IKCs are library services specifically delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils across Queensland.

Events

20 Years Strong Showcase Launch
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20 Years Strong showcase tour

Thu 16 Feb · 10–10:40am + 1 more events
Come along on a tour of 20 Years Strong, our latest showcase celebrating 20 years of Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC)! IKCs are a hub for community, providing a place to gather and participate in programs based on community interests including traditional knowledge, culture and languages. In this free tour you will hear stories and insights about the showcase from a State Library of Queensland staff member. If your organisation or group would like a curated tour please contact kuril dhagun at kdhagun@slq.qld.gov.au.
BB with kd - Indigenous Business Month
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B&B with kd: bushells and brunch

First Nations Elders and community members are invited to join us for a cuppa and yarn each month in kuril dhagun. B&B with kd gatherings opens conversations with the kuril dhagun team, builds meaningful relationships, and highlights current First Nations exhibitions and programs. 2022 Schedule The full schedule of dates and themes for 2022 (full details of each session will be updated closer to event). 17 November 2022 - Mob Mental Health with Juanita Johnson and Wendy Lacey of Richmond Fellowship Queensland. Followed by a tour of 20 Years Strong, our latest showcase celebrating 20 years of Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC)!

20 years strong

Free showcase
8 Oct 2022 – 2 Apr 2023
kuril dhagun, level 1

Library Shop

Screen printed tea towel based upon Ella Rose Savages 2009 linocut Dabor

Northsite tea towel Dabor - Ella-Rose Savage

Cassowary tote bag design

Tote - Kurranji Cassowary Sonya Creek

Open book with images of plants and stories

Northsite tea towel Dabor - Ella-Rose Savage

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