Dancers launch week long celebrations

Celebration: Delroy teacher Doug Gordon with the Delroy students from the Yindamurra Dance Group help launch a week long series of events to celebrate NAIDOC. Photo: Taylro Jurd

Celebration: Delroy teacher Doug Gordon with the Delroy students from the Yindamurra Dance Group help launch a week long series of events to celebrate NAIDOC. Photo: Taylro Jurd

The Dubbo Koori Interagency Network (DKIN) has facilitated a week long series of events in collaboration with NSW Fair Trading and service providers in Dubbo to celebrate NAIDOC and recognise this year’s theme; Songlines: The Living Narrative of Our Nation.

The kick off the week long activities an official launch was held on Friday, September 23 at Church Street Rotunda.

Students from Years 7 to 10 at Delroy Campus did a special performance of traditional Aboriginal dance.

Delroy student Max Toomey said he enjoyed dancing and sharing stories with others.

Kyle Daley agreed, saying participating in events such as these were a great way to show respect to their culture and Elders.

“I good to show others what us students can do and it’s a great way to show respect to our culture,” Delroy student Tyrone Wilson said.

Delroy teacher Doug Gordon said he was very proud of all the students in the Yindamurra Dance Group.

“It’s not about being the best dancer, it’s about showing respect,” he said.

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