Today I was fortunate enough to visit the river banks at Deloraine at the same time as the launch of a bark canoe.
This was a joint project between the justice youth workers at Colony47 and Aboriginal youth at Ashley Detention Centre.
We watched as a young man proudly paddled a canoe he helped make, cheered on by peers, teachers and strangers. It was a beautiful moment to observe, an insight into ancient culture as it is handed down to another generation.
I only wish I was fortunate enough to be part of such a timeless, wise and beautiful people.
It was a shame no media deemed this project important enough to attend (as promised) so others could share the moment and celebrate the positives manifested from such an event.
We all learnt so much today, thank you to all concerned.