Mandurah: cultural healing day to bring Aboriginal and Maori people together

Elder Lindsay Calyun & Tina Tuira-Waldon (Te Urupu IMPI Inc.) Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d478379
Elder Lindsay Calyun & Tina Tuira-Waldon (Te Urupu IMPI Inc.) Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d478379

A CULTURAL Healing Day will be held in Mandurah on Sunday .

Tina Tuira-Waldon said the purpose of the day was the coming together of two cultures, Aboriginal and Maori.

A Waka (40-foot canoe) will be blessed before being launched from the Mary Street Lagoon.

Noongar Elder Lindsay Calyun will tell stories of his country and perform a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.

“This is my country,” he said.

“I am a direct descendent of Calyute or Galyute from the Binjareb Pinjarra mob.”

WHAT: Cultural Healing Day and Waka Launch

WHERE: Mary Street Lagoon, Halls Head

WHEN: 12pm January 28

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