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Noongar Six Seasons by Deborah Newenham-Coertse

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Fremantle Markets Create Cultural Displays To Celebrate Noongar Six Seasons at the Fremantle Markets
August 18, 2017 Fremantle, Western Australia – Locals and tourists will immerse themselves within Indigenous culture when the Fremantle Markets showcase their interactive Art Trail and spectacular suspended wildflower displays to celebrate the Noongar six seasons.


Thousands of customers will wander amongst the retail stalls in the main Hall from Friday 1st September, 2017, through until September, 2018, where they will be greeted by the vivid Art Trail hand-painted on the walkway by local Indigenous artist, Deborah Newenham-Coertse.


Eventually highlighting all six seasons over the coming year, the current Djilba season – which is the 'First Spring' in the Noongar six seasons calendar, will be the first visually vibrant display and will draw inspiration from the yellow, cream and striking blue coloured flowers that are beginning to bloom during August and September in Western Australia's southwest region.


Natasha Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer at Fremantle Markets said, "We wish to celebrate the traditional Noongar practices of the six seasons and what better way to promote this to our visitors then through the Art Trail."


"The traditional owners of the land upon which Fremantle Markets now stands are the Whadjuk Noongar people. The indigenous Australians called the area Walyalup (the place of walyo). To the local Whadjuk people, Fremantle is a place of ceremonies, significant cultural practices and trading." said Natasha.


All six Noongar seasons, being: Birak ('First Summer', December-January), Bunuru ('Second Summer', February-March), Djeran ('Autumn', April-May), Makuru ('Winter', June-July), Djilba ('First Spring', August-September) and Kambarang ('Second Spring', October-November), will showcase amid the walkways. As informative banners will also hang throughout the area, along with Iconography Charts (that will be available to collect from True Blue in the Yard), so that customers can interpret their own artistic versions with each seasonal transition throughout the highly anticipated walkway display.



           

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The Fairy Croc Father: Improving Oral Health for Aboriginal Children

GumnutsThe Fairy Croc Father: Improving Oral Health for Aboriginal Children

Aboriginal children fair far worse in terms of oral health than other Australianchildren. They are more likely to have a hospital admission for dental reasons and this is often at a younger age than other children.Aboriginal children have worse dental outcomes and often access dental care, or only when in pain.


Our team at University of Western Australia (reducing Oral health Inequities Research Group) in consultation with the Aboriginal Health Team at South Metro Metropolitan Health Service, have designed a set of posters with important messages about oral health in Aboriginal children. We acknowledge the fantastic assistance in designing the posters from Brian Kent at True Blue Australa, Ian Coate’s wonderful designs and Marlia Fatnowna who helped with ideas and liaison with the community. Involvement with the community is essential to this project. We need your assistance to develop more of these resources and get them out to the community.


We are crowd funding to help us share this resource:
https://chuffed.org/project/oralhealth-for-aboriginalchildren.


We would love to hear stories about using the posters or photos and please disseminate to any groups that might assist with funding

(Linda.Slack-Smith@uwa.edu.au).



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Gum Nuts for Remote Pilbara Community

GumnutsNyoongar Artists paint Gum Nuts every week prior to starting their own painting or art glass in our workshop. Gum Nuts sell in our True Blue store for $5.00 with 100% of the money going to a small remote Pilbara community for the children.

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The money is used for the kids Christmas and Birthday parties and to assist in purchasing other items they need.

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Diabetes WA - Gary the Goanna
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Gary Goanna Goes Healthy kids storybook and

Gary Goanna Goes Healthy kids colour in book.

Published by: Diabetes WA
Level 3, 322 Hay Street
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008
Illustrations by: Ian Coate
Aboriginal Artworks by: Serina, Portia and Cassandra
Graphic Design by: Brian Kent, True Blue Australia

 

For further information and to order these publications please

contact: Diabetes WA


 

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Yelakitj Koondarm Nyungar Language Project dictionary

Nyungar wordlist for the classroom

 

Kiya, Wandjoo Wandjoo Nyoongar Boodjar, Nyoongar Katitjin, Nyoongar Wangkiny


(Hello, welcome to Nyoongar country, knowledge and language)


This Language Project package consists of the dictionary, ten posters and a sticker set. more.....


Launch

 

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HELP - Health Education • Learning in Pictures help

According to UNESCO, in the world today there are about 1 billion non-literate adults*

That means 1 billion people can’t read public health information!

H.E.L.P. provides accessible health information tools to prevent sickness and death in low literacy communities.

 

 

HELP


* http://www-01.sil.org/literacy/LitFacts.htm

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