INDIGENOUS students at Crusoe College have expressed their connection to themselves, the land, and their culture, in a new mural displayed at the school.
Each student created an individual artwork for the piece within a circle connected by lines. These represent running water which symbolises flow and connection.
Bendigo Indigenous artist Michellie Charvat worked with the students to develop the mural, which she wanted to connect the students together.
Miss Charvat said the proudly and prominently displayed Indigenous artwork was part of making the school culturally safe for students.
She said more schools needed to embrace Indigenous culture.
"To me the piece says that we hold our culture loud and proud in our school. Apart from the fact that it's been put up for NAIDOC week it says there's Indigenous students in the school, and it's important that it get acknowledged," she said.
"To them it's something that they've worked on together that's connected them, and their faces they'll see through the rest of the school.
"I know for myself and my individual journey it ... really kept me in school knowing my school supported myself and my Indigenous culture."
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