2017 NAIDOC Celebrations

NAIDOC was celebrated at Holy Family Emerton on 28th June. Our theme this year was- Our Languages Matter. Our day began with a smoking ceremony where Uncle Richard, Uncle Lexodious, Corina and Julie Jones welcomed us to their country. We then had a beautiful and moving Aboriginal Liturgy where Uncle Richard shared Dharug language and the meaning of country to his people. Next we shared an Indigenous Bush Tucker Morning Tea that included Mini Kangaroo Quiche, Crocodile Damperballs with Finger Lime dipping sauce and Native Hibiscus Lemonade infused with Native Hibiscus. After our tummies were full, the whole school was involved in Dharug Language Workshops with local Aboriginal Dharug people. It truly was a culturally rich day full of amazing experiences that allowed us to celebrate local Aboriginal people who were so generous in sharing their knowledge. A huge thanks goes out to our Aboriginal families and Teacher volunteers who made this day possible. And a very special thanks goes out to Julie Jones who was instrumental in the success of this great NAIDOC celebration.