Image: Youth from Finke on a cultural camp – thumbs up!
It has been a very BIG year for us all! COVID-19 catapulted us all a crisis curveball and thrust Black Lives Matter into centre stage. Here we honour and remember the tragic deaths of kumanjai Walker along with George Floyd. The terrain is one of breakdown to breakthrough! Aboriginal communities in Central Australia took an early stand and locked down their communities keeping members safe. The global pandemic seems to have engendered a deepening humanity and connection between people and suffering and vulnerability also can now have centre stage in story and sharing emotional pain without secrecy or shame.
In 2020 CASSE has been on the rollercoaster ride but stood strong achieving:
CASSE is beginning 2021 with a Strategic meeting in Alice Springs late January. Stay posted for what next in 2021! It can only better than 2020!
It is now time for us all to take a break. CASSE wishes you all happy holidays to relax and restore. Thank you all for your fantastic support!
Director, CASSE Aboriginal Australian Relations Program
The Northern Territory's numbers in youth detention are soaring - ABC News. As more Aboriginal youth enter detention, CASSE’s cultural healing camp at Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre is an essential program that brings culture and Country into custody. pic.twitter.com/mWxZIPyRXl