KGI hosts cultural Catholic education forum

IMG_6324-boxing_resizedThe Korin Gamadji Institute opened its doors to Catholic Education Melbourne’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Students Day.

More than 120 students from Catholic schools across Melbourne and Geelong were involved in a cultural education forum at the KGI’s home – the Richmond Football Club.

The day kicked off with a Welcome to Country, before several sessions, including an address from guest speaker Fr Joe Caddy, got underway.

Students participated in rotational workshops, including songlines through dance and art/story and a fighting fit session.

A Youth Panel that focused on treaty and constitutional recognition was held, before the Mullum Mullum Elders Choir performed.

It marked the 5th year the KGI has hosted the program.

KGI Indigenous Community Engagement Manager, Luke Murray, was proud to be involved in the forum.

“We’re always excited to host the annual forum, which celebrates our Indigenous culture, promotes health and connects youth throughout the region,” Murray said.

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