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Shedding light on funerals

The Youpla Team visiting Bourke on Tuesday – back l-r: Bryn Jones and Jamal Idris with Ben Orcher. Front: Sandra Kelly, Aunty Jeanie Edwards and Youpla Owner/Manager Isaac Simon PHOTO TWH

Discussing funeral arrangements can be a delicate issue. The Youpla organisation specialises in indigenous funerals and the cultural sensitivities of honouring those who have passed away.

On Tuesday, a barbecue and information session was held at the Muda premises, hosted by Youpla community engagement officers Alana and Jamal Idris.

Jamal is a former Australian rugby league footballer, who played for the Indigenous All Stars, the NSW Blues and the Australia Kangaroos, as well as NRL Clubs – the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Gold Coast Titans and Penrith Panthers.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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