Wagga's indigenous community has thrown its support behind plans for the first corroboree to be held in the area for about 150 years.
Wiradjuri elder Aunty Isabel Reid is excited about Corroboree Wagga Wagga Ngulagumbilanha, which will be held at the Marrambidya Wetland on Saturday, October 26.
"I think it is wonderful for the town and for the people," Aunty Isabel said.
Wiradjuri man and former Wagga resident Joe Williams said the corroboree was primarily about healing differences in the community.
"It is about people coming together and beginning to build a bit of a future relationship," he said.
Mr Williams said the indigenous culture in Australia was the oldest continual living culture on the planet, and this was a chance to acknowledge and share some of it.
According to Mr Williams, Corroboree Wagga Wagga Ngulangumbilanha, translates to "returning home to a sacred gathering place".
"There's a real sense of healing around this event," he said.
"As Aboriginal people, it's our duty - or our responsibility - to share it with the wider community and share the essence of how beautiful it is."
Michael Vincent, who is Ngiyampaa through his mother's heritage but has a Wiradjuri grandfather, said being involved in helping to organise the corroboree had helped strengthen his connection to country.
"I just feel as if everyone should feel like this - every indigenous person across Australia," he said.