Cor­ro­boree lets stu­dents unite to share in Dream­ing

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.