St Kevin’s Cardiff celebrate NAIDOC Week

“Voice. Treaty. Truth.” – an invitation to be involved in a moment of the Australian people for a better future.

The Indigenous voice were the first words spoken on this continent over 65,000 years ago. This voice represents the oldest continuing culture on the planet and includes knowledge, practices, skills and innovations across agricultural, technical, scientific, ecological and medicinal fields.

This week advocates working together for a shared future with a truthful understanding of history and true reconciliation.

In celebration of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, St Kevin’s Primary School, Cardiff had a day of fun-filled NAIDOC themed activities, including a visit from Managing Director of Awabakal Descendants Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (ADTOAC), Peter Leven.

Peter shared his knowledge of Aboriginal history, heritage and culture with the students and brought along various artefacts to show the students, including spears and shells.

Throughout the rest of the day, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participated in a range of activities including Aboriginal flag art, stone painting and canvas painting.

After a barbecue lunch, the school watched a performance by an Indigenous dance troupe from the local high school and even learnt a few moves themselves.

For the remainder of the afternoon, the students played a variety of Yulunga games – Yulunga meaning playing in the language of the Kamilaroi (Gamori) people. The games included Weme, Kolap, Koolchee, Gorri, Woomera, Kalq, Kee'an, Taktyerrain, Kai and Wana.

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