Local mob to put on dance performance

Wagarra dance troupe will put on its first performance at Arts Space Wodonga on Thursday as part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Having participated in several workshops, the children aged between six and 13 years, will celebrate their learning of local languages and story with the free performance.

Everyone is welcome to watch Wagarra – a Dhudhuroa word meaning Wisdom Knowledge; not giving up – at 11am.

Jaxson Hamilton, 6, said he wanted to learn traditional dances so he could know more about Aboriginal culture.

“It’s fun to learn to do it,” he said.

Dakira Cooper, 13, said she wanted to learn traditional dances as it sounded like fun.

“Young Aboriginal people should do it. It’s a great opportunity,” she said.

NAIDOC Week starts on Sunday, July 7 and runs until Sunday, July 14.

There will be a vareity of activities in Albury-Wodonga including a free NAIDOC film screening on Monday, July 8 at Bandiana Area Cinema at 6pm.

The film Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley is an eye-opening look at the impact of sustained pressure from big business on the culture and society of residents in the Kimberley.

The flag lowering ceremony will be held at The Cube Courtyard, Wodonga on Sunday, July 14 from 12pm to 1pm.

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