"The centre has been here since 2002. We were one of the first IKC (Indigenous Knowledge Centre) to open in the Cape, there was us, one in the Islands (Torres Strait) and one of the NPA (Northern Peninsula Area) ones I think. Back then we had traditional library aisles and how they (libraries) are usually set up. We then had a refurbishment and I sort of went for the idea of, lets see how an open space looks. I'm sort of glad we went for it because I was humming and harring about breaking away from the traditional rows and rows. Because it is the old womens dormitory (from the Mission days), then it was turned into our community hall, the floor boards are all the original wooden floor boards. So I got them to come in and give it a good polish and buff. How it came up, it is just amazing. Anyone can come in and borrow a book, it's free membership. You can borrow books and DVD's as well. I do have a collection of local history which you can browse but they are not for loan. First 5 forever is on Thursday's as well, thats another project that State Libraries roll out. It's a little sing a long for Mums and Bubs. The outreach play group (Cooktown District Community Centre) come here from Cooktown. They all walk the kids up here and we do a big sing song, language song and do some stuff in language. They get a little special carry bag with a little pack that goes in it. The importance of teaching the Mums their voices are the ones that their babies hear (listen out for), some are really embarrassed and face their baby forward to the person that's singing but in reality you have to face your baby to you as it's your voice that they hear all the time. It's also teaching the young parents to put this down (shows mobile phone). You almost have to treat them like little kids, "Come on ladies, put your phones down, leave Facebook for a while and concentrate on this little one." I was excited by the program because we even have the Grandfather's coming in, I an hoping the Men (Dads) can do something at their centre so they don't feel so embarrassed when they come in when there are just all women here.”
These lovely Central Coast ladies completed their Cert IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care this week and they each wore their own pendant to their graduation! Go them! They have been such supporters of celebrating our country's artists through my handmade Australian Indigenous fabric pendants and I appreciate it so much. I hope your teachers loved their thank you gift pendants, too.
Thank you for studying hard to be able to go out and help people in our community but also all over Australia.
It takes a special person to study in order to help others. 💜
Our hands 🖐🏿🖐🏻
It's going to take our hands that close this Gap, no one else's.
We need to take our own action. What we are doing and encouraging everyone to do is to be empowered to take control of your health and make a positive impact in your own community starting with yourself and family (your household)...
Throwing our hand up like this legend has done represents your efforts and steps that you take towards closing the Gap through a healthy lifestyle. Always good to have the brother @iam_lm01 support us! Be watching to catch him in our new winter clothing line coming very soon #tracksuitandhoody 👀 🖐🏿🖐🏼🖐🏻🕺🏽
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📸 : @art.ark
Beautiful sourced art from @art.ark who partner with non-profit and community - governed Aboriginal organisations to supply ethically sourced art
Artist name is Angelina (last name unknown)
"My advice to Australia, because of its history of invasion and illegal occupation, you need a treaty with the original people. We are going to be agitating about those issues, until this country can act legally and honourably. Otherwise our struggle will continue, our conditions will not change. The environment will continue to be plundered until this legal business is done. One day we would like to welcome the people of this country in a real way. You need to come through our customs into the land, learn the knowledge of the land and then you can say you are part of this land. Don't be a straight-A visitor. Be a part of this country." - Robbie Thorpe #aboriginal#history#australia#people#life#survive#struggle#human#stories#art#culture