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ABC News, Weaving program connects students with Indigenous culture in Hunter Valley schools

170810 Cherie Johnson Weaving Client

A program to boost Indigenous cultural knowledge in high schools in the New South Wales Hunter region is having a positive impact. It involves Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from nine high schools being taught to weave while learning about other Aboriginal cultural practices. The weaving program has been aiming to encourage discussion about Indigenous culture and culminates in an exhibition with 9 woven sculptures called “Resurgence”. The exhibition will be held in Newcastle later this year.

Cherie Johnson is the Director of Speaking in Colour and an award winning artist and writer. She is enthusiastic about sharing Indigenous cultural knowledge, and shares her passion by running courses, particularly in schools.

Cherie was referred to Many Rivers from another Indigenous client and has spent time with our Newcastle Field Officer, Dylan Dyer, exploring marketing, cash flows, pricing and business locations. Through Many Rivers she has also been connected with one of our Mentors for additional ongoing support.

Read the full article on ABC News or to listen to the radio segment here.


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