Cowra High School celebrates NAIDOC Week

Cowra High School's Wagambirra dance group at Cowra Public School.

Cowra High School's Wagambirra dance group at Cowra Public School.

Cowra High School's Wagambirra dance group under the leadership of Jared Burns from Dinawan's Connection have spent the last week performing and running traditional dance workshops.

The group performed at Mulyan Public, Cowra Public, Holman Place, Bilyara, Weeroona, Carinya and Cowra High.

All dancers displayed a strong connection with their culture showing pride and respect.

The highlight of the week was Cowra High School's NAIDOC celebration day where students came together to perform a traditional dance that they had learnt throughout the day as well as a traditional barbecue and cleansing ceremony.

Another part of NAIDOC celebrations was the unveiling of a mural designed by Creative and Performing Arts staff and Cowra High School art students focusing on this years theme: Voice, Treaty, Truth. Acknowledging that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia's democracy.

Let's work together for a shared future.