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CRTAFE Geraldton Campus Celebrates NAIDOC 2017

Students, staff and community members came together at the Central Regional TAFE Geraldton campus last week to take part in the college’s annual NAIDOC event.

The day celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Activities included language games, in recognition of the 2017 NAIDOC theme, Our Languages Matter. The theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

Other activities included the creation of a sea of hands and a sand mural, pebble painting and a petting zoo, as well as displays showcasing Aboriginal training and Reconciliation.
There was also a delicious assortment of bush tucker available including kangaroo stew, baked kangaroo tails, kangaroo brawn with salad, kangaroo meatballs and pie, damper, Quandong jam, Johnny Cakes and Lemon Myrtle tea. Central Regional TAFE Managing Director Bill Swetman congratulated everyone involved in organising the event, in particular the Aboriginal Training Services and Student Support Services teams.

“The event was a great success with around two hundred people joining in the celebrations,” Mr Swetman said.

This was the third year that the college’s NAIDOC celebrations has been held at the Aboriginal Learning Centre.

 

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