In­dige­nous cul­ture holds court

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d440214

Shantel Miskin-Ripia, Cheyenne Carter, Lani Pi­graim and El­iz­a­beth Ashwin.

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