Bringing Indigenous Culture into Australian Schools
When I was growing up in school I saw kids get pulled out of class to learn more about their different cultures and religions. I wished that I could have been able to ask more questions about my culture and heritage.
Like many kids, I come from a broken family where I have not had the opportunity to ask questions and learn from my parents, grandparents and relatives. It is not until now in my life, I have developed a passion and desire to learn as much as I can about my Indigenous background.
In early January my mum was working in my Aunty Mel's chocolate shop when she had a request from Taylor Geary from The Wan’di Aboriginal Group, for a donation for their Valentines Raffle. Their vision was to bring Indigenous Culture back into Schools! 🎨🌿🖤 I was on board!
The Wan’di Aboriginal Group located in Gin Gin, 20minutes from my hometown in Bundaberg, and is doing wonderful things! Partnering with the Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation, they are raising money to go into schools around my Region to teach children of the Indigenous community culture, language, art and history.
To help them raise money to do this incredible work, I decided to auction a pair of Wattle Woman earrings. The Auction ran on my Instagram page for 48hrs, where I had over 20 bids and many more comments and messages of support to this fantastic cause!
The highest bidder was emiloubar who bid an incredible $160! Taylor was overwhelmed with the donation and invited me to be part of their Naidoc Week celebrations in 2020, which I can not wait to be a part of.
So show some support Tribe and get behind this fantastic organisation, because it has never been more important for the kids of today to learn about our culture and history.
To learn more about the Wan’di Aboriginal Group & Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation and follow them on Facebook at: