Thursday 7 July

Location: The Cottage, Mildura Station Homestead
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 120 minutes
Tickets: No Bookings Necessary

Leaf Painting Workshop

National NAIDOC Week

The Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team (BMEET) – Better Education and Employment Pathways Program (BEEP), works with young children and youth to promote culture through a range of workshops and culture tours on Country at Fletchers Lake Reserve which BMEET manages.
The Leaf Painting workshop will look at each individual’s family as a reflection of the diversity within familial structures. Young participants will paint gum leaves to represent their family through the use of colour, style and design to represent the members of their family tree.
The BMEET BEEP program also talks to young people about their families, sharing and being proud of who they are, and helps them identify the mentors in their lives.
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.