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Connecting to culture and country

Tyrone Gordon from Thikkabilla Vibrations Dubbo with (standing) Marlee Edwards,Katrina Gersbach, Kaitlyn Kelly, Shila Orcher, Tiona Gibbs, Mahkita Kelly, Klae-Maree Knight (sitting) Maya Orcher, Sophie and William Orcher Resheda Orcher-Smith and Letarliah Burford PHOTO TWH

The inaugural World Indigenous Day was celebrated in Bourke last Friday with demonstrations of Aboriginal culture, stories, music and dance.

The day was also an opportunity for Bourke’s youth to experience Aboriginal culture through art and dance.

The event was held at the Men’s Hub in Meek Street and included cultural activities, a traditional dinner, Johnny cake making, storytelling, indigenous games, health checks and a talent quest.

The Men of Bourke gave demonstrations and talks on the importance of culture, the concept of country, the inherited knowledge of past generations and building positive relationships into the future.

The highlight was a corrobboree and dance performed by the Maranguka Community Dance Group.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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