Wakka Wakka dancers at Cherbourg State School.
Wakka Wakka dancers at Cherbourg State School. Katherine Morris

Learn together for Naidoc week

STUDENTS from Cloyna, Moffatdale, St Joseph's and Windera state schools came to Cherbourg to learn together about Wakka Wakka culture and indigenous Australian history.

Teacher Marilyn Huddleston has worked at Cherbourg State School for 11 years.

She said it was the first time in a couple of years the school had invited other schools to learn together about reconciliation.

Mrs Huddleston said it was important to have students from Murgon, Cherbourg and surrounding areas learning together about NAIDOC.

"It's really important, this is a stolen generation and the culture has been lost or broken down,” she said.

"Taken from one place to here being deliberately separated and that connection broken.

"This helps to build a bridge between the community, they play sport against each other on their turf this is a chance to bring them onto their own turf.”

Mrs Huddleston said she hoped days like this would lead to a better relationship and understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

"People have to come with a want to learn, it's a day of celebration,” she said.

"We want to encourage more knowledge of our community and culture.”

Students spent the day doing painting, playing Aboriginal games and being read dream time stories and weaving.

NAIDOC week runs from July 2-9 to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To learn more about NAIDOC week go to www.naidoc.org.au.

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