It was a pleasure to be able to invite nine of our younger language champions to Puliima 2015. Each of the Young Champions gave an engaging presentation on the work they are doing in their communities. They also attended numerious Puliima sessions and participated in breakout work facilitated by Yugambeh woman, and Cadets Manager for the PCYC, Sally Baisden.
This year the nominated young champions travelled from Maningrida, Ngukurr, Parkes, Harvey Bay, Adelaide and Townsville.
The young champions each expressed their delight at being able to attend the forum and learning from the diverse language activities happening around the country.
Facilitator Sally Baisden has been working in youth development for over a decade. Sally reported that the opportunity to work with the group of dynamic and powerful Young Champions was very fulfilling.
"The forum was invaluable in strengthening our understanding of the immense body of work that is being conducted across the country in the realm of Indigenous languages and culture," Sally said.
Young Champions, 2015:
Jason O’Neil - Wiradjuri
Abigail Carter - Burarra
Annalee Pope - Waka Waka
Meyalah Blackman - Gurang/Toolooa/Nywaigi
Corey Theatre - Gunditj-Marra/Kurnai/Djap Warrung
Angelina Joshua - Marra
Alwyn Ross - Butchulla
Bruce Waia - Butchulla/Gubbi Gubbi
Maritza Roberts - Marra