Darebin Schools’ NAIDOC Yarning Conference once again took place at Bundoora Park Farm.
This year 22 primary schools participated (the first Yarning Conference had 10 schools) with 450 Year 5 students coming together to attend workshops on Indigenous topics.
The Darebin Schools NAIDOC Yarning Conference is a chance for primary school students to learn about Indigenous culture and history, directly from local Elders and Indigenous organisations.
This day started with rain and clouds but ended with sunshine and smiles. Elders, Teachers, Educators, Local Government, stakeholders and Indigenous Organisations provided workshops for the students to attend…Official Guests:
• MCs: Clothing the Gaps Lena Charles and Sarah Sheridan
• Mandy Nicholson: Welcome to Country Ceremony and the importance of Language in culture and Caring for Country,
• Deputy Darebin Mayor Trent McCarthy: Reflections on get UP! Stand up! Show UP
• Truth-telling - Yoorrook Justice Commission – Mark Thomson, Director of Engagement & Communications
Workshops covered... Song writing and performance, Traditional Games, Caring for Country, Dance, Woi- Wurrung Language and Art making, Craftwork, Taking Action – Showing up!, Decolonising Bundoora, Our Lady of the Way, Your Voice in Media, Art-Making, Little LONG WALK and RECONCILIATION VICTORIA.
This day was a great success and congratulations to Darebin mob for making this happen. The kids were bright eyes and full of questions which made the workshops a place of adventure, education and learning…Bring on 2023.