NAIDOC fest embraces diversity

Year 1 students William Porter, Lachlan Scherini and Liam Boydell (back) learn about aboriginal dancing with older Kearnan students Raymond Ugle (back right) and Harry Narkle (front). Picture: Shannon Bochenek.

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Kearnan College Principal Jason Meynell (left) and Aboriginal Teacher Assistant Susan Griffiths (right) with sisters Charlii and Yasmin Freeman who hold the school's new message stick, designed by Yasmin. Picture: Shannon Bochenek.

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James Kearing spoke to the school community about his "lingo" and shared culture including knowledge of the six seasons and a smoking ceremony. Picture: Shannon Bochenek.

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Year 6 student Tre Healy and mum Kendall help to open the proceedings with a welcome to country. Picture: Shannon Bochenek.

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Aboriginal Teacher Assistant Susan Griffiths was thanked for her work coordinating Monday's opening ceremony and other NAIDOC celebrations. Picture: Shannon Bochenek.

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Kearnan pre-primary students Philomena Mashangu and Charlotte Raper perform a special 'our father' with their class on Monday. Picture: Shannon Bochenek.

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The Koolangka’s Koort Kreate dance group perform while James Kearing and Chris Narkle provide the music. Picture: Shannon Bochenek.