Culture takes centrestage
Hundreds of people from across the City of Karratha gathered at Roebourne High School Oval for the NAIDOC Community Concert on Sunday.
The crowd enjoyed market stalls, activities, amusements and entertainment from event MC Sean Choolburra, bands Gawurra and Lucky Luke and the Hip Hop Band, musician Shellie Morris and the Mayaga Made dancers.
Yindjibarndi elder Tootise Daniel said it was great to see people come together to celebrate indigenous culture.
“We are a very proud race. We are proud of our language, our culture, we are proud of the next generation,” she said.
“The greatest thing is that we can come here together today to come together and to share our culture, share our history and to share our stories and our songlines.”
Rio Tinto Cape Lambert port general manager Jamie Robinson said he felt very privileged to be a part of the celebration.
“This concert is a key calendar event for the region but most definitely for the Roebourne community and its surroundings,” he said. “It gives us an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate the successes and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and for us to learn more about the local stories.”
Angel, 13, and Jahni Starr, 15, make their mark on the shopping centre mural.