Opera star of camp

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The first on-coun­try chil­dren’s cul­tural camp in the Kar­i­jini Na­tional Park will be hosted by IBN Cor­po­ra­tion De­vel­oped in part­ner­ship with Nin­tirri Cen­tre, Camp Kurlungka will run in con­junc­tion with the Kar­i­jini Ex­pe­ri­ence from April 15 to 22.

High­lights will in­clude bush­tucker cook­ing classes with Indigenous celebrity chef Mark Olive, and tra­di­tional paint­ing work­shops with New­man artist Jac­inta Lane.

IBN ben­e­fi­ciary ser­vices man­ager Gail Carnes said the camp pro­gram was tar­geted at chil­dren 10 to 15-years-of-age and was a pi­lot project to lay the ground­work for an ex­panded pro­gram in com­ing years.

“Camp Kurlungka of­fers IBN chil­dren an op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with Coun­try and tra­di­tional cul­tural un­der­stand­ings while also en­gag­ing in music, sport and the culi­nary arts,” she said.

“The par­ents of the chil­dren were also ex­cited about the project be­cause link­ing cul­ture and coun­try are cen­tral to Abo­rig­i­nal iden­tity and are a key part of a child’s devel­op­ment and self­es­teem.”

Through­out the week-long pro­gram, the chil­dren will be work­ing closely with renowned indigenous opera singer, Deborah Cheetham to com­pose and pro­duce an orig­i­nal song. A live per­for­mance will high­light the fi­nal evening of the event.

Pic­ture: Kristina Kingston

Deborah Cheetham.

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