Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at community, state and national levels in our society.
In recognition of this, two of our Stars from Thuringowa State High School in Townsville recently had the opportunity to take on leadership roles and present a speech to staff at a local corporate NAIDOC Celebration.
After the Welcome to Country by the Wulgurukaba Aboriginal Dance Group, in keeping with this year’s NAIDOC theme, ‘Because of Her, We Can’, Alex Rodgers (Year 9) and Mya Christensen (Year 11) presented moving speeches about significant women in their lives.
It was beautiful to see our girls stand strong, display confidence and have the courage to share their personal stories with people they have never met.
We are proud to support such deadly young women who are strong in culture and display the Stars values – Respect, Honesty, Commitment, Pride.