Dusseldorp Forum is supporting Bangarra’s Rekindling Youth Program that inspires pride, kinship and a sense of strength in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary school aged students through a series of dance residencies.
Rekindling’s team work closely with community leaders and Elders to cultivate the sharing of local stories, songs and dance. The students develop performance skills and confidence to create dance performances about their learnings.
Rekindling has been delivered in 25 communities across five states with almost 460 students completing the program.
Warddeken Land Management and the Kabulwarnamyo community’s proactive response to the pandemic has protecting elders while learning for children at Nawarddeken Academy and essential fire and land management work continues.
It was 1997 and Tjerk Dusseldorp was standing on the station in St Gallen Switzerland when he noticed a young man dressed in his Australian uniform, a medal around his neck. He was 22-year-old Grant Stewart, a plumber from Wollongong NSW and the day before he’d competed in the WorldSkills International competition.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.