Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Clarke Island

Augustinian Volunteers Australia's partner in Sydney, Tribal Warrior, celebrated NAIDOC by holding cultural cruises on Sydney Harbour, utilising the skills young people learnt in our Sydney Language Restoration Program.

Children ranging from 9 to 12 years of age welcomed the visitors to country in the local Aboriginal language of 'Biyal Biyal', taught in the Sydney Language Restoration Program.  Speaking in front of 150 visitors was an impressive feat, showing the effect of the Sydney Language Restoration Program in boosting the children's cultural identity and self-esteem.