This year, BLAK C.O.R.E. collaborated with the Collarenebri Central School to create a final performance for NAIDOC 2022. BLAK C.O.R.E. member Budi Miller and Kamilaroi Elder Aunty Ros McGregor facilitated workshops with the school community around themes of healing, self-love and pride, culminating in a final performance for NAIDOC 2023. Mordant Family BLAK C.O.R.E. Fellow Grace Ndiritu accompanied Budi and Aunty Ros to Collarenebri and contribute to the workshops.
“We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.”
Aunty Roslyn McGregor is Chairperson Collarenebri Local Aboriginal Land Council and leads Aboriginal Engagement at Collarenebri Central School. She has worked for over fifteen years with students, bringing their cultural knowledge of the sacred carved trees of the Banarway Bora ground into a contemporary context.