COWRA CORROBOREE AND SCHOOLS DAY 2015
The Corroboree committee facilitated a First Nation education day for students a day prior to the Cowra Corroboree. More than 120 students from nine regional schools participated on the day. The education day included TEK - traditional ecological knowledge, such as boomerang and spear throwing; Aboriginal dance; firestick management; including animal stories with facilitation from Taronga Zoo travelling Zoo Mobile.
The following night the Cowra Corroboree was celebrated at the CORRIDOR project with over 800 people attending. Eighty dancers collaborated for the performance for an extraordinary night of traditional ceremony, dance and song.
The Cowra Corroboree was supported by Cowra Community Dancers, Gunni Thakun Cultural Association dancers, Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corp, the CORRIDOR project, GER-K2W, Cowra Council, Taronga Zoo-Zoomobile, and local Schools.
The CORRIDOR project would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We would also like to pay respect to their people both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians who collaborate on projects with us through our Cultural Connections program.