NAIDOC arts project funds

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Three South­ern Riverina schools will each re­ceive a share of $4800 from the NSW Gov­ern­ment for 2019 NAIDOC Week.

Fin­ley, Ber­ri­gan and Tocumwal’s pub­lic schools will work with a renowned Yorta Yorta artist and el­der to de­velop and cre­ate an in­stal­la­tion in recog­ni­tion and cel­e­bra­tion of In­dige­nous cul­ture of the area.

Tocumwal Pub­lic School prin­ci­pal Dar­ren White said the school had proudly or­gan­ised and hosted NAIDOC Day cel­e­bra­tions in­volv­ing stu­dents from TPS and Sa­cred Heart.

‘‘The stu­dents have al­ready had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in in­dige­nous games, cook and taste food and cre­ate an art in­stal­la­tion at TPS, so the school is ex­cited for the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop and cre­ate an­other in­stal­la­tion that will be un­veiled dur­ing NAIDOC Week next year,’’ Mr White said.

‘‘It will be a won­der­ful ad­di­tion to our cel­e­bra­tions and a per­ma­nent recog­ni­tion of the in­dige­nous cul­ture of our area.’’

NSW Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans said it was tremen­dous to hear that so many tal­ented re­gional artists are be­ing sup­ported through the fund.

The project is funded thought the Coun­try Arts Sup­port Pro­gram.

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