Our Pine Rivers, Kalllangur, and Redcliffe Neighborhood Centres hosted a free two-week Konnecting Kids to Kultureevent to celebrate NAIDOC Week from Monday 26 June to Wednesday 5 July.
More than 50 primary school aged children across Moreton Bay experienced Aboriginal culture through storytelling, painting, art and dance delivered by First Nations Elders.
Aunty Floss, Aunty Lauraine, Aunty Brenda and Aunty Elaine joined us to share their culture, and the children walked away with a deeper appreciation for indigenous culture through immersive storytelling, painting, and dance.
One participant shared, “Just wanted to let you know that myself and my two girls loved today’s story telling & dancing. It was by far the best and most culturally authentic kids’ program that we attended through the holidays. Thanks so much for the great experience!”
At Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre, the kids also had fun in our community garden, digging potatoes and learning how to grow food from our volunteer gardeners. It was made extra special with Nikki Boyd MP and daughter Evie coming along.
The inaugural event was developed by Encircle Community Services to coincide with NAIDOC Week to remind the community of the significance of unity, respect, and preserving First Nations heritage.