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First Nations Hip-Hop and Cultural Artefact sessions

Thu, 29 September, 2022

The PTP Alliance has been working with the Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation and the project’s Kaurna Reference Group since the design stage of the Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project.

A key initiative from this collaboration has been the incorporation of a local Kaurna Dreaming Story into the architectural elements of the bridge and its surroundings, including public art, nature play and plaza areas.

The First Nations education program has been established by the PTP Alliance to connect local schools with First Nations educators, to learn about their culture.

As part of the First Nations education program, Tjimari Sanderson-Milera and Iteka Sanderson-Bromley have been running cultural education sessions at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

Tjimari is a Kokatha, Narungga, Kaurna and Adnyamathanha man and Iteka is a Narungga, Adnyamathanha and Yarluyandi woman.

In August 2022, Tjimari and Iteka ran traditional cultural artefacts and First Nations Hip-Hop dance sessions.

Tjimari taught students about traditional First Nations Artefacts. The students were able to touch and pass around bowls, vessels, and even a kangaroo skin!

Iteka ran a Hip-Hop workshop where students learned moves inspired by animal movements, including an emu, kangaroo, eagle and snake.

A big thank you to Tjimari and Iteka, who through these lessons, have broaden the students’ understanding of First Nations Australia and celebrated its richness and diversity.

The PTP Alliance loves getting involved with the local community, so if you are a local school or eager to get involved in the project, please contact the community engagement team via emailing or calling 1300 613 533.