Townview State School has celebrated its indigenous culture and history at NAIDOC Week celebrations on Wednesday (June 26).
Celebrating a week early, Townview students took part in a parade, traditional dancing, arts and craft, painting, tasting traditional foods and playing games; to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Townview State School community education councillor, Dixie Sarmardin, said NAIDOC allowed students to celebrate their identity in a safe and cultural environment.
"Students can share their ancestral stories and history," Ms Sarmardin said.
"These students are the ones who have to carry their stories forward and a lot of them have got those, but sadly some have lost them."
Ms Sarmardin said NAIDOC Week was very important to the school for student's identity, knowledge and pride.
"It is very big celebration at Townview and we are lucky that we have the support of admin," she said.
"The kids look forward to it each year and this year all students get the opportunity to taste kangaroo and crocodile, as well as puftaloons and johnny cakes."
The national theme for NAIDOC this year is Voice, Treaty, Truth: Let's work together for a shared future.
This theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia's democracy.
National NAIDOC Week celebrations will take place from July 7-14.
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