Year 9 Nhulunbuy Stars took part in special women’s ceremony celebrating Mums and Bubs with local Elders recently, as part of a program focused on pregnancy, birth and parenting.
The program was delivered in East Arnhem Land through an innovative partnership between the ‘Core of Life’ pregnancy and parenting program, local community members and Yolngu Elders.
As part of the partnership’s commitment to assisting in the passing on of traditional Indigenous women’s knowledge to the next generation, our students took part in a women’s ceremony to celebrate and support mothers and babies.
Our wonderful young women participated with interest and enthusiasm. We were particularly proud of Middle Year student, Shea, who not only exemplified the four Stars values – Respect, Honesty, Commitment, Pride – but also listened attentively to her Elders, following their guidance in gathering and preparing for the ceremony, and showing care and respect for them throughout the afternoon.