Indigenous Immersion Experience

Salesian College in partnership with the Red Earth Organisation will be offering an Indigenous Immersion experience to the Cape York Peninsula in July 2021.

Red Earth immersion programs run for up to 10 days, and allow students to stay on Country in some of the most beautiful, isolated areas of Australia to experience life in remote Indigenous communities.

During the immersion, students work on community projects chosen and guided by Traditional Owners, and learn about the rich culture of the land directly from the custodians of the land.

Whether students are hiking to sacred sites, throwing a fishing line in the creek, kicking a footy with local kids, or sharing stories around the campfire, the goal is always to facilitate personal connections and allow students to develop a first-hand understanding of the challenges and beauty of modern life in remote Indigenous communities.

This is the front lines of reconciliation, putting a relatable human face to the issues we discuss in the classroom and the media. Students will return to school with a deep understanding of the myriad ways in which Australia’s Indigenous history has affected modern life for Aboriginal people, and the importance of the connection between culture, language, people, and Country.

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