The Macleay’s youth enjoyed culturally appropriate activities as part of Reconciliation Week at the Kempsey TAFE today from 10.30am – 2pm.
The celebration of Aboriginal culture was facilitated by the Red Cross in partnership with a number of local community organisations.
Activities included traditional tool carving, weaving, face painting and jewellery making.
Attendees could also receive a temporary tattoo, jump in a photo booth and sample traditional bush tucker.
Red Cross Regional Manager Janelle Cazaubon said the inclusive event, which targeted young people but was open to everyone, was an opportunity for the community to unite and learn more about Aboriginal history.
“We need to learn from past issues and keep cultural practice alive,” she said.
Mrs Cazaubon said recognising the history and understanding its significance is also vital to the healing process.