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Sharks driving a culturally aware community

In visiting 15 schools in 2019, concluding with Jannali East Primary last week, Aboriginal Elder Aunty Deanna Schreiber has delivered the Sharks Cultural Awareness program in providing local students with an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and history.

The students are presented a first-hand account from respected local Elder Aunty Deanna, learning about the tools and items used for hunting, recreation and food gathering, as well as the music used by Aboriginal people throughout history.

The program has a strong focus on bringing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together through a better shared understanding, resulting in the breaking down of cultural barriers.

Students then finish the class with face painting, before joining in on a traditional Aboriginal dance routine.

The Sharks are committed to helping improve the understanding of the Aboriginal history and culture within the Sutherland Shire community.

The Sharks fund and support Aunty Deanna in facilitating the Cultural Awareness program, which aligns with the Club’s current Reconciliation Action Plan and commitment to promoting Diversity and Inclusivity within our community.