The culture of Moreton Bay Region’s Kabi Kabi people has survived for thousands of years and now it’s entering the digital age.
A series of videos has been commissioned to celebrate local Indigenous languages, so their stories can continue to be told for generations to come.
“We know how important language is to Indigenous culture for its unique connection to country, and also its deep connection to flora and fauna through storytelling, song, dance and art,” Mayor Flannery says.
He says preserving Indigenous language in the Moreton Bay Region helps to preserve one of the more than 250 Indigenous language groups across Australia.
“We hope these films will not only help preserve local Indigenous language, but also enhance its value and awareness in the broader community.
Mayor Flannery says it is fitting to release the videos during NAIDOC Week, with the spotlight on celebrating Indigenous culture.
“And this year’s NAIDOC theme - Always was, Always will be - captures the sentiment of the videos perfectly.
“We kicked the week off with the annual NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony at the Caboolture HUB on Friday, which was fantastic to see go ahead during such a tough year.”
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