Bush culture kept alive

BUSH walking and seed planting were some of the skills passed down to indigenous youth at a family culture event this week .

About 85 adults and children from the Aboriginal community took part in the event, which focused on the passing down of indigenous knowledge and skills.

Bendigo Aboriginal Co-op children service team leader Eileen Ballangarry said the event had been a success. 

She said the aim of the event was to keep indigenous youth connected to their culture and heritage. “If they are not kept connected and not taught about their culture then it gets lost,” Ms Ballangarry said.

“It is important to teach them about the bush and where they come from.”

The event was organised by the North Central Catchment Management Authority Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands Project in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo and was funded by the Caring for our Country program. – MADDIE WINES

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