A school holiday programme aims to reconnect children with their ancestry

KALKADOON KIDS: Costume making was one of the workshops in the recent Cultural Reconnection School Holiday Program, run by Native Title Aboriginal Corporation's (NTAC) Cultural Initiatives Division. Photo: supplied.

KALKADOON KIDS: Costume making was one of the workshops in the recent Cultural Reconnection School Holiday Program, run by Native Title Aboriginal Corporation's (NTAC) Cultural Initiatives Division. Photo: supplied.

Young Indigenous people are reconnecting with their Kalkadoon culture through a school holiday program at Mount Isa.

Twenty children aged three to 16 years learned Kalkatungu language, traditional symbols in painting, costume making, and dance.

Supervisor & Project Officer of Kalkadoon Native Title Aboriginal Corporation’s (KNTAC) Cultural Division says it had been a success, with lots of positive feedback.

"This is the first of many initiatives by KNTAC Cultural Initiatives Division. Throughout 2017 we have exciting things planned for our children that involve learning about our bush survival skills, bush camps and dreaming stories and sites."

The participants presented a showcase of nine dances and large art displays.

SUNDOWNERS: Kalkadoon children learn and perform dances during the Cultural Reconnection School Holiday Program in December. Photo: supplied

SUNDOWNERS: Kalkadoon children learn and perform dances during the Cultural Reconnection School Holiday Program in December. Photo: supplied