Our final incursion for 2018 is a special one where the children will focus on the indigenous history of the Boonwurrung people and land where Lady Forster Kindergarten resides and our connection to country – a particular focus of the committee this year.
Jaeden Williams, a proud Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung, returns to LFK again this year to perform a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony with the children, together with a recounting of the story of Port Phillip and an art workshop.
The Boonwurrung lands extend from the Werribee River, inland Melbourne and along the Mornington Peninsula to Wilson’s Promontory. We are very fortunate to have Jaeden present this incursion and teach about the stories of our nations’ first people and the local Boonwurrung lands of Port Phillip; traditional art styles of the Boonwurrung and the celebration and significance of the welcoming ceremony.
For more information on Jaeden’s work, see attached.