ABORIGINAL singer Indigo Ellis (13) will share her lost connections with the Stolen Generation at an upcoming Naidoc Family Fun Day.
The Town of Bassendean partnered with the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation to organise the event at Ashfield Reserve on July 11, from 10.30am to 3pm.
Ellis will be joined by the Yabu Band and hip hop artist Zero Emcee as the main acts.
The Ocean Reef Senior High School student will perform her debut single Home for the first time.
The song, which incorporates Noongar language, is written by Ellis with the help of Charley Caruso and Della Rae Morrison at Boss Music.
Ellis, of Clarkson, said it was exciting to perform at a new place and share her story.
“Home is about finding myself through my culture and expressing how proud I am to be a strong, young Aboriginal woman finding my way through music,” she said.
“Naidoc is about bringing the community together and increasing the awareness in the wider community of the truth and history of Indigenous people.
“This year, the theme of Naidoc is Voice, Treaty, Truth, which to me is about working together, sharing Indigenous language, recognition and acknowledgement of our history.”
Ellis, who started performing and competing at seven years of age, said her goal was to make an album and become an international artist.
Home will be officially launched at The Ellington Jazz Club on September 16 and will be available on online music platforms.