Posted on 23 November, 2016

Celebrating in Two Worlds

Janice Mundarwili from Maningrida wanted to celebrate both her culture and her achievements in the Balanda world, it was important to Janice to that her family and community members were part of her special day.

Janice’s songlines and dance were an integral part of her graduation on 18 November 2016. Members of Janice’s family walked her to receive her certificate and it was an emotional and moving celebration.

HK staff Kate and Sharon presented Janice with her certificate and a wood carving of her totem, the dolphin. Kate and Sharon were both honoured to be included in the ceremony.

Family, community members, Malala Aged Care staff and clients all came together to share in the joy.

The video above is a brief glimpse of the ceremony.

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