Life Without Barriers’ Education Team celebrates NAIDOC Week and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices in a weaving workshop with young families.
In the lead-up to NAIDOC Week our Education Team held a weaving workshop to celebrate NAIDOC Week and connect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices and storytelling.
Clea North, a proud Aboriginal woman and descendent of the Mithaka and Gunggari people of south-west Queensland and Education Consultant, alongside team members from the HIPPY program held the workshop at our Deception Bay office on Gubbi Gubbi Country for 15 parents and their children.
Attendees were taught how to weave with an introduction to why weaving is an important cultural practice.
“To be able to share a cultural practice that is about women coming together, about mindfulness and caring for ourselves with this group was a real privilege,” said Clea.
The workshop fostered a connection between participants who enjoyed learning about the cultural practice of weaving in an interactive activity with their children.
“To see mothers weaving with their daughters or while feeding their babies was beautiful and the gratitude expressed by the group was so affirming that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices have a place in modern society,” said Clea.
Each participant left the workshop with a gift pack donated by Sunshine Coast Libraries. The gift pack included a set of books written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Author Gregg Dreise, Mad Magpie, Silly Birds & Kookoo Kookaburra.
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