Naidoc Week celebrated early

Grandfather Cedric Garlett with Dakodah Sibosado(2), deputy principal Brendan Blechynden and students Mary Taylor,Keegan Sibosado,Seraphina Taylor and Shianne Lee.
Grandfather Cedric Garlett with Dakodah Sibosado(2), deputy principal Brendan Blechynden and students Mary Taylor,Keegan Sibosado,Seraphina Taylor and Shianne Lee.

In keeping with that theme, White Gum Valley Primary School held its Naidoc Week celebrations early to coincide with the public holiday, allowing it to hold a couple of indigenous cultural activities on the Thursday and Friday.

White Gum Valley’s Maureen French said the school held a kangaroo stew and damper luncheon for students as well as a smoking ceremony over their new bush tucker garden.

‘We felt they fitted beautifully into WA Week, especially with the recent name changes to include Australia’s indigenous culture,’ she said.

‘Our focus through the week is not only Aboriginal culture but on multiculturalism and its contribution to our West Australian way of life.’