NAIDOC Week: Town of Victoria Park launches story-telling initiative

NAIDOC Week: Town of Victoria Park launches story-telling initiative

THE Town of Victoria Park has partnered with local community groups to deliver a three-phase story telling program that identifies residents’ different cultures.

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, the Town partnered with the Aboriginal Engagement Strategy Group, RUAH Community Services and start-up enterprise Know Your Nation to deliver the exhibition and public forums.

The project invites older community members of all cultures to share and record anecdotes from their past and across generations.

Participants can attend and chat with a person they know, or with a Know Your Nation representative.

Deputy mayor Brian Oliver said the program was an important part of preserving culture.

“Storytelling is such an important part of Aboriginal culture for preserving and passing on knowledge, experience and history,” he said.

“We learn a lot through listening to other people’s stories, while also celebrating the life and wisdom of older generations.

“This program is for everyone, if you, a friend or family member has a story I would encourage you to get involved.”

Bookings for the first phase are now open and will be held from July 7-10.

More information at knowyournation.com.au or phone Know Your Nation on 0468 558 288.