Culture, heritagehonoured

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Port Hedland’s NAIDOC calendar was full of exciting events last week, with many organisations around town coming together to join in the celebration of indigenous culture, heritage and achievements.

Senior Sergeant Dean Snashall, Senior Constable Lauren Tamblyn, Senior Aboriginal police liaison officer Sophie Edwards, Sergeant Andy Ramsden and community relations officers Jerry Maher and Eldride Edwards (front).
Camera IconSenior Sergeant Dean Snashall, Senior Constable Lauren Tamblyn, Senior Aboriginal police liaison officer Sophie Edwards, Sergeant Andy Ramsden and community relations officers Jerry Maher and Eldride Edwards (front). Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine
Community Relations Officer Eldride Edwards, Senior APLO Sophie Edwards, and CRO Jerry Maher at a free BBQ hosted by Hedland police.Picture: Sophia Constantine.
Camera IconCommunity Relations Officer Eldride Edwards, Senior APLO Sophie Edwards, and CRO Jerry Maher at a free BBQ hosted by Hedland police.Picture: Sophia Constantine.

Spinifex Hill Studio in South Hedland celebrated with a morning tea feast of traditional food such as damper and kangaroo.

Indi Narrier, 4, had her face painted at the Youth Involvement Council.
Camera IconIndi Narrier, 4, had her face painted at the Youth Involvement Council.
Sherlika Hicks, 9, at the YIC.
Camera IconSherlika Hicks, 9, at the YIC.

About 50 people, including local artists, enjoyed learning about the art inside the studio which preserves and records the indigenous culture in town.

Kangaroo stew, face-painting, jewellery-making, and painting workshops were some of the ways the Youth Involvement Council joined in to mark the occasion.

NAIDOC festivities at the Youth Involvement Council.
Camera IconNAIDOC festivities at the Youth Involvement Council. Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine
Ryan Russell, 14, winner of this year's Hedland's Got Talent, performs at the Youth Involvement Council NAIDOC event.
Camera IconRyan Russell, 14, winner of this year's Hedland's Got Talent, performs at the Youth Involvement Council NAIDOC event.

Colourful song and dance performances were provided by several young performers and the Torres Strait Island Dance Group.

South Hedland police showed off their new NAIDOC uniforms and manned a free sausage sizzle at Centenary Park, opposite South Hedland Shopping Centre.

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