Conference brings people and place together

27 June 2018
When Sport and Recreation (WA) held their annual conference at the department’s Point Walter campsite, it was the perfect opportunity to connect with the natural environment which started by an amazing and humbling smoking ceremony and welcome to country from two respected Aboriginal elders.

Conference Welcome to Country smoking ceremony

As a way of actively living our Reconciliation Action Plan, our work learning more about Aboriginal history continued with groups of secret men’s and secret women’s business where we learnt about the six seasons, built a mia (hut) and how to waterproof it, how to sew with kangaroo tails, the versatility of a grasstree and watching out for your animal totems.