Indigenous culture holds court
NAIDOC Week celebrations started early at Iona Presentation College last week.
Indigenous students co-ordinator Rochelle Rankin organised a week of events with the 21 indigenous Australian students at the College.
“We were lucky enough on Monday to have the Western Australian premiere private screening of Maap Mordak, a short film shot in Broome and featuring one of our Year 9 students, Cheyenne Carter,” Mrs Rankin said.
“The College community were introduced to some bush tucker on Tuesday with some yummy native treats to sample.”
Students played a friendly basketball game on Wednesday and the Iona Indigenous Vocal Group performed on Thursday.
On Friday, students heard from Miss Naidoc 2014 Ashley Walley at the final assembly of the term.
Iona Presentation College’s 21 indigenous students hail from across the metropolitan area and rural regions, including Alice Springs, Broome, Cairns, Carnarvon, Derby, Kalgoorlie, Kondinin, Kununurra and Lombadina.
Shantel Miskin-Ripia, Cheyenne Carter, Lani Pigraim and Elizabeth Ashwin.