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07 August 2019

NAIDOC WEEK – Assembly

A smoking ceremony is an ancient aboriginal custom in Australia that involves burning various native plants to produce smoke, which has cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits from the people and the land and make a pathway for a brighter future.

To commence our NAIDOC theme assembly on Tuesday 30 July, students from each PCG walked through the smoking ceremony prior to entering the Patricia Rodrigues Centre for a very touching and enlightening presentation.

The procession of Indigenous students at La Salle College carrying the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags commenced the NAIDOC celebration.

Specials guests included, George Hayden, Ms Gordon, Jeffery Farrell and Jarrad Hall.

“Voice, Treaty, Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future, is this year’s theme for NAIDOC Week. This theme is not only extremely complex, but it is emotional” said Ms Kym Oakley

Ms Oakley explained each part of Voice, Treaty, Truth and students gained an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people.   “If you want to know more about the theme I will encourage you to come to the Aboriginal Education Centre and have a yarn with me over a cup of Milo. To begin to understand, you must be willing to ask the hard questions. Our people know those conversations are best had with us and at the same table.”  Ms Oakley


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