Reconciliation Week Wrap Up!

To kick the week off, our Cultural Cooking Program focus was educating the group about indigenous and native food ingredients. 

Collage of accord during Reconciliation Week

The group prepared damper, kangaroo rissoles, fresh Warrigal greens, and Aussie Tea.

Our country is surrounded by native ingredients that as a whole are underutilised primarily due to lack of knowledge.

The Art Program also recognised Reconciliation Week by exploring Indigenous Art. Footage was then presented of elders painting dot art out in the Kimberley region (Uunguu [Wunambal Gaambera]).
Here we discussed the various symbols in indigenous art and what they represent.

After watching the videos, discussions and familiarising themselves with the symbol handout, each person traced their hands onto the canvas board and commenced their own version of dot art.

The participants stated that they really enjoyed the experience and learning about our First Nations people.

In closing, it truly is ‘Now More Than Ever’ that we come together to acknowledge and reconcile with our First Nations people.

How fortunate are we to live alongside the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

We could learn so much if we were open to educate ourselves.