The spirit of NAIDOC 2018 filled a small school on the outskirts of Bundaberg on Wednesday 5 September, when IWC delivered a cultural education session.
Set in a small township of 189 residents 38km outside Bundaberg and 12km from Gin Gin, Bullyard State School has a vibrant energy and IWC team members received a warm welcome.
IWC is committed to Reconciliation in Action, and providing cultural education to students is something we can give to the community. When Bullyard State School Principal Alexander Price invited us to deliver a NAIDOC event to the whole school, which has 42 students, we were delighted to accept. IWC has a wide range of artefacts on permanent display, and we brought some of these historic items to the children to explain their significance.
The theme of NAIDOC 2018 is “Because of Her, We Can”, celebrating the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.