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NAIDOC Parade Friday—19TH July, 2013

NAIDOC Parade Friday
Our NAIDOC Parade was compared by year 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students Kirk McGrath and Koheshia Sheppard. Both students did an exceptional job of presenting information and welcoming guests and acts to the stage. After a warm welcome from aunty Robbie, Ms Currie introduced the first performance by the Indigenous Dance Troupe.  This was a dance choreographed by Koheshia Sheppard and reflected on the stolen generation, her dance was warmly received.
Indigenous teacher aide Tarah Johnson explained the AIME program and introduced Shawn Davis-Abra and Jodie Perkins to the stage to give their speeches as the first Indigenous Prime Minister of Australia. Next up were the Torres Strait Islander dancers Mula-kiai Mura Buai who performed traditional dances and were very entertaining. Year 12 Indigenous student Jasmine Richardson then read a poem – Spirit Song of the Aborigine and was followed by Rapper Ranald Link and hip hop Dancer Josh Moye. They got the audience clapping along as they watched some awesome dancing and rapping.
The Indigenous Dance Troupe finished of the parade with their tribute dance to the Sapphires. The dancers and the audience enjoyed the fun songs and dance moves and the parade ended on a high.
Many thanks to our presenters, performers and  guests.
Michelle Daylight
HOD of Indigenous Education