Event strikes cultural chord
THE ancient families of Australia would have been proud to see their young descendents reconnect in Chinchilla on Friday.
As part of the Titans 4 Tomorrow program, 25 full-blood or partially indigenous students were encouraged to engage with their history and each other through, food, art, and dance.
Wariba Neliman and her daughter, Floreta, served the students traditional Torres Strait Islander food as they discussed the significant differences between historical and modern diets.
Titans rugby league club heroes Preston Campbell and Kyel Dancey then opened the floor to a workshop covering Indigenous Australian history, the dreamtime myths and parables, as well as the dances and artwork which sustained the people.
Local elder Aunty Rose Turnball, invited her granddaughter, local Indigenous artist Sarah Nixon, to feed the students’ artistic expression through a series of activities.
The highlight of the workshop was a powerful performance of Welcome to Country by didgeridoo player Percy Anderson.
Titans 4 Tomorrow is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes racial solidarity between indigenous Australians of all mobs while lobbying for better school-to-work transitions for their young community.
CULTURAL CONNECTION: Year 12 student Isaiah Bligh painting as part of the workshop.
Students having fun at Titans 4 Tomorrow
CSHS students from Years 8–12 get together.