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CAN creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.


Community = we connect deeply with communities to create art that builds on strengths, shares stories and inspires social change

Arts = we create oustanding art with artists and diverse communities that engages and impacts broader audiences

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Noongar Boodja Place Names Documentary from Community Arts Network WA on Vimeo.

Noongar Boodja, is a documentary made by young Aboriginal people from Albany.

A stunning cinematic story that explores with Elders, significant places, their Noongar names and culture in Albany and surrounding areas.

This film was developed as part of Community Arts Network (CAN) Place Names program, which looks to engage Noongar communities in exploring the meaning of language and culture through place.

Community Arts Network (CAN) acknowledges the Whadjuk people as the traditional custodians of the lands where on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the first people of this nation. CAN is proud to work with people from all cultures, but we do so with the principal of First Nations, first. Always was. Always will be Aboriginal land.


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