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NAIDOC Week Celebrations

18/07/2017
​We are celebrating NAIDOC week at Junction Park this week. This week  provides an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, cultures, achievements and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme, Our Languages Matter, aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

Our Indigenous students spent the last weeks of Term 2 rehearsing a fantastic performance that was held during our whole school assembly on Monday.  They have also been busy creating a number of wonderful artworks around the school.  Make sure you keep an eye out for them!  At assembly, Piper J also performed a poem she wrote with her father that you can read below.

Today we had a performance by Indigenous artist, Phil Geia.  You can read more about him and his performance, Island Dreaming here.

Gungarri Girl
by Piper J

 

I am proud to be an Aboriginie.

From a tribe called Gungarri.

We're from out west.

Come join my quest.

It's not about being the best.

But being equal and treating everyone with respect.

You can't hear cause your mungas are swollen.

What about the generations that were stolen?

What about all the crys and tears?

Racism has lasted for too many years.

It's time to stop and live in peace and harmony.

I love my ancestors,

who live long in my dreams.