Students feel empowered

President Cameron Howard with committee member Brianna Ozies and member Caitlin Smith. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d402015
President Cameron Howard with committee member Brianna Ozies and member Caitlin Smith. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d402015

WASAC president and commerce student Cam-eron Howard said the club, which was formed in 2009, had strongly established itself this year thanks to the hard working committee and strengthened ties with the Student Guild following the PROSH scandal.

‘It’s been a relationship that’s constantly building,’ Mr Howard said.

‘It’s more about giving students a club but a lot of university students don’t understand we do a lot of work with the wider community.

‘It gives people that empowerment, they’re proud to show off their heritage.’

WASAC committee member Brianna Ozies said the club’s first cultural event Marnda in May had been a great success and the School of Indigenous Studies’ building Shenton College had a strong community atmosphere where everybody knew each other.

‘Shenton College is a place where the indigenous students can emb-race their indigenous cul- ture and access resour-ces they need for their students,’ Ms Ozies said.

‘I reckon it gives them a chance to reconnect and understand we are culturally aware and connect with uni.’