Banners showcase talent

Alta Winmar and ''TJ''
Alta Winmar and ''TJ''

During the Cannington-based Sister Kate’s project, the children worked with a mentor to create works for display on Naidoc Week banners.

Co-ordinator Tjalaminu Mia outlined the project to parents, carers, principals and officers across five different schools with large Aboriginal populations.

When they signed up, project officer Alta Winmar took over.

‘With a child, there has to be preparation time,’ she said.

‘You have to introduce them to cultural perspective.

‘Who are you? I’m Aboriginal. What does that mean? We belong to the land and the bush.’

Ms Winmar helped girls’ and boys’ groups from each school come up with designs to represent their ideas collectively.

‘It wasn’t just about artwork ‘