Nhulunbuy Middle Years Stars were thrilled to receive a visit from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar yesterday.
The Commissioner took time out of her busy schedule to sit with the young women for a while and have a yarn.
She asked each of our Stars to tell her a bit about themselves and their families, and what they think keeps them strong. The girls felt relaxed in her company because she really listened to what each of them had to say.
June told our young women a bit about her own schooling years and how she progressed to where she is now. She also generously shared stories about places she’s been and the Indigenous peoples who live in other countries she has visited.
June’s willingness to spend time in the Stars Room speaking with our young women was a powerful statement to the girls, due to her very important role, her strong work ethic, and her firm belief that our young women can achieve anything.
The Commissioner’s message to our Stars was always to use their voice and never let anyone silence them as strong Indigenous women.