Performance closes divide

And it’s often a combination of the two that reaches across the divide.

People were much taken ” and even some frightened ” with Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group’s performance in the City of Joondalup’s Central Park last week. Raised voices and rapid movement

acknowledged the Joondalup-Wanneroo region’s Nyungar stamp and the kangaroo’s fear of the dingo.

Their yonga (kangaroo) dance and others have been performed in more than 50 countries.

It’s a job they love ‘because we’re proud of who we are and where we come from’.

Naidoc Week performers like these ” in a week the State Government proposed a $1.3 billion title deal ” point to the ‘richness, diversity and endurance’ of Nyungar people and their culture as reflected in the survival of the very names they gave this land ” Wanneroo and Joondalup.