La Salle College began its celebration of NAIDOC week on Monday. The theme this year is Voice, Treaty, Truth. Let’s work together for a
is an opportunity to come together and learn more about Indigenous culture. The
Indigenous staff and students have connections to 19 different Language groups
across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. It’s important to know that we
may all be Indigenous but we have our own distinct cultural protocols, beliefs
and traditions. We all value family, culture and land. We hope that this week
you learn a little more about the world’s oldest living culture.” Ms Kym
Oakley, Aboriginal Education Coordinator.
celebrations commenced with a staff smoking ceremony, then morning tea created
Oakley from Two Deadly food and fitness and Ms Kym Oakley.
“The Boarding students have been working hard with Les,
Kristy Meyers and Shari Outram and her team. This event gives the Boarding
students an opportunity to build their self-esteem and confidence and to show
the staff how proud they are of their culture. The students served the food and
answered questions related to this.” Ms Kim Oakley, Aboriginal Education