Name & Logo

Yuróra is a Dharug word from the Burrumattagal peoples– the first people of the land in North Parramatta where NCYC will be held. Yuróra means ‘passionate’ and we are grateful for the permission of the elders to use this word. We pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, and also pay respect to Elders both past and present.

The logo for 2017 was inspired by a drawing by Joyce Waia, a young indigenous woman from Queensland.

Joyce & drawingI’m Joyce, 26 yrs of age and I am an indigenous youth leader from Napranum/Weipa. My background is Torres Strait Islander but I’ve lived and grown up in a small aboriginal community were I’ve grow up to help and support my young next generations who will be the next leaders for the future. I’m so proud of what I do and I’m glad to carry on my passion in my community. Thanks and God Bless

yurora-campfire_black (small)In her words, “It’s only a simple drawing. To me this drawing I’ve done it’s about me and my Youths gathered around our elders listening to their stories of the Dream Times. The yellow dots outside is my elders telling the their dream time stories, blue dots is the spirit, faith around us, and in the middle the orange is the leaders of the next generations being taught by three different stories: culture, faith and respect!”