NAIDOC cel­e­brates lan­guages

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS - Laura Telford laura.telford@balon­nebea­con.com.au

NAIDOC week 2017 in St Ge­orge was a chance for those who are do­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary things in the com­mu­nity to be recog­nised.

Abo­rig­i­nal Hous­ing Com­pany’s Chris Lamb said the week, cel­e­brated at the be­gin­ning of July was a great chance for the whole com­mu­nity to come to­gether.

“It is all about pro­mot­ing cul­tures; it doesn’t mat­ter if you are abo­rig­i­nal or not, the week was about com­ing to­gether to have fun,” Mr Lamb said.

On Wed­nes­day, July 5, peo­ple were recog­nised at the NAIDOC award cer­e­mony at the am­phithe­atre in St Ge­orge.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the win­ners.

St Ge­orge NAIDOC award win­ners

■ Abo­rig­i­nal El­der of the Year: Aunty Daisy Brown

■ Indige­nous Pri­mary School Ju­nior: Co­hen Davis

■ Indige­nous Pri­mary School Se­nior: Grace Wa­ters

■ Indige­nous High School Ju­nior: Reuben Weri­bone

■ Indige­nous High School Se­nior: Jen­nifer Woodbridge

■ Indige­nous Fe­male Ju­nior Sportsper­son: Jaleah Turn­bull

■ Indige­nous Male Ju­nior Sportsper­son: Laith Web­ster

■ Indige­nous Ap­pren­tice/ Trainee: Jarod Duiker

■ Indige­nous Com­mu­nity Per­son: Joy Weather­all

■ Indige­nous Em­ployee: Leanne Tay­lor Draper

PHO­TOS: LAURA HENRY

PROUD PARTY: The com­mu­nity came to­gether to cel­e­brate indige­nous cul­ture at the be­gin­ning of July.

The indige­nous dancer group per­formed.

The NAIDOC or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee.

Chil­dren had a boomerang paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

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