Corroboree lets students unite to share in Dreaming
THE corroboree was nine months in the planning, with a smoking ceremony and traditional indigenous dancing to match.
Chifley College Mt Druitt and Mt Druitt Street University teamed up to host a number of local schools for a NAIDOC Week corroboree.
Manager Julie Dubuc said the program aimed to reverse negative outcomes for indigenous children.
“There is a gross representation of indigenous children in the juvenile justice system and statistics show they have poorer health and lower school retention rates,” Mrs Dubuc said.
Street University has been teaching Deadly Dreaming workshops in local schools.
“Programs such as Deadly Dreaming can really help to reverse these issues in society through a greater exposure to their culture,” Mrs Dubuc said.
She said the NAIDOC Week event was a way for the students to showcase their knowledge.