Inspired by this year’s NAIDOC theme Because of her, we can!, the woven baskets created during this SWH initiative will be displayed at our 2018 SWH NAIDOC Celebration day which, this year, will recognise and celebrate the contribution of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
In the past week, Sandra and Melissa have spent time at the Honey Pot Koroit, Honey Pot Warrnambool and Beamish Street Kindergartens, sharing stories, their culture and their weaving expertise. Children including HPK three-year-olds Ava Sims and Blake Lumsden (and our Health Promotion officer Jacinta Lenehan) have had the precious opportunity to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. And in adding some stitches to the woven baskets, they’ll keep this traditional practice alive.
By attending our SWH NAIDOC Celebration on July 12 (everyone’s welcome... go to EVENTS for all the details) you’ll get to see the kinder kids’ completed woven baskets. Guided by Peek Whuurong Elder Uncle Locky Eccles, our SWH NAIDOC Committee has put together an exciting day of activitie for our staff and volunteers, the kinder children and their families, and the broader community. We hope you’ll all come along.