Students participating in cultural activities at Ngutana-Lui
NATIONAL Reconciliation Week (29 May to 3 June) ended with some wonderful news for Brisbane Catholic Education.
Our Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Cultural Centre at Inala was recognised in the Premier's Reconciliation Awards, shortlisted as a finalist in the education category.
Ken Millar, Ngutana Lui coordinator, said this was a great achievement for the centre, which has been providing cultural education to Queensland schools for 30 years.
“Ngutana Lui was founded on the idea of reconciliation through education," Ken said.
“The Ngutana Lui tutors are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture and history with the younger generation," he said.
“We believe that by sharing the stories of our history and educating students about our culture we are creating greater compassion, understanding and engagement with reconciliation."
Ken also acknowledged the work done by Brisbane Catholic Education to establish Ngutana-Lui in 1989.
“Kudos to the people who had a vision for Ngutana-Lui and founded our centre 30 years ago," he said
“The service we provide is now front and centre of the cultural program for many schools throughout Queensland – which is a credit to the founders and to Brisbane Catholic Education.
“Being shortlisted as a finalist for the Premier's Reconciliation Awards is a huge feather in everyone's cap."
Ngutana-Lui was listed as one of four finalists with Eidsvold P-12 School's Yumbin means Áll of us' program announced as the winner of the education category.
Winners in the other reconciliation award categories were:
Click here to read more about Ngutana Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Cultural Centre.
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
2A Burke Street, Woolloongabba Qld 4102 Australia
GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia
Phone: (07) 3033 7000
Fax: (07) 3844 5101