Having a Yarn with First Peoples Assembly
Our Place Northern Bay recently had the privilege of beginning the first of many conversations with The First Peoples Assembly of Victoria.
A collective site goal for Northern Bay has been set around strengthening connections with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Acting as the role of the ‘glue’, Our Place recently supported this goal by connecting with and inviting representatives from The First Peoples Assembly of Victoria to tour the site and have a yarn with on-site education staff and leaders from both the school and early learning centre.
The name ‘Korayn Birralee ’was chosen to recognise and celebrate the region’s Aboriginal heritage and means ‘Corio Children’ in the local Wadawurrung language.
Stephanie and James from The First People’s Assembly were taken on tour of the Korayn Birralee Family Centre and of the Wexford campus led by two Indigenous school leaders. James and Stephanie’s feedback to the site was that they were very impressed by the work being carried out at Northern Bay for both the children and the community. They have also linked the site to resources for Indigenous sports and activities that both the school and early learning centres can utilise. The day concluded with everyone agreeing that this would be the first of many conversations and collaboration opportunities.
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