Cam­pus cel­e­brates cul­ture

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

IN­DIGE­NOUS com­mu­ni­ties were cel­e­brated with an event at the South Re­gional TAFE Man­jimup cam­pus on May 30 as part of Na­tional Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Week.

Cam­pus man­ager Mary Guadagnino gave a speech about the im­por­tance of the week and Abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer An­nette Gar­lett gave the Ac­knowl­edge­ment to Coun­try.

“Not just a few days a year, but ev­ery day our col­lege ac­tiv­i­ties ad­vo­cate for the in­dige­nous peo­ple through­out ar­eas we serve,” she said.

Na­tional Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Week is held ev­ery year from May 27 to June 3.

This year’s theme was Don’t Keep His­tory a Mys­tery: Learn. Share. Grow. and the event in­cluded a dis­play cov­er­ing top­ics such as Na­tive Ti­tle and Sorry Day.

The event was part of South Re­gional TAFE’s Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan May 2018-2020.

Cam­pus man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Dun­can An­der­son said its Abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams team worked closely with the com­mu­nity to or­gan­ise the cel­e­bra­tion.

“As a col­lege we will con­tinue to con­sult closely and work with Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple to iden­tify ap­pro­pri­ate train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and pro­vide sup­port for Abo­rig­i­nal stu­dents both on cam­pus and in the work­place,” he said.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

South Re­gional TAFE abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer An­nette Gar­lett, cam­pus man­ager Mary Guadagnino and Wal­genup Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion's Phyl­lis Kara­houtis at the cel­e­bra­tion on May 30.

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