Spreading the word (and the art) throughout the Midwest region

Spreading the word (and the art) throughout the Midwest region

The next chapter in celebrating Indigenous culture in schools

Seeing a project come alive and become real always brings a smile to the face of those involved. Earlier this year, we partnered with Westbooks in a commitment to the development of Indigenous libraries in schools across the state (you can read that story here) and now it’s smiles all round as our YouthCARE Chaplains get ready to distribute the first books.

The Burrup Rock Art books are being distributed throughout Midwest government schools covering areas such as Geraldton, Kalbarri, Northampton, Binnu, Mt Magnet and Dongara.

The rich photography and stunning images chronicled in this book by Mike Donaldson will inspire in current and future generations, a desire to learn more and cultivate an appreciation for Indigenous heritage while supporting local talent.

Celebrating Indigenous culture by supporting regional heritage

Celebrating Indigenous culture by supporting regional heritage

Westbooks and YouthCARE partnering to create Indigenous libraries

At YouthCARE we are thrilled to be partnering with Westbooks in providing students with an avenue to learn and connect with Indigenous culture through the Burrup Rock Art books.

Burrup Rock Art by Mike Donaldson will be distributed to schools across the state as Westbooks works towards building an Indigenous Library in every WA school. This initiative supports local WA talent and educates the younger generations about Indigenous heritage.

Over the next couple of months, our chaplains will be presenting 150 of the Burrup Rock Art books to our schools as a first step towards building Indigenous libraries. Along with Westbooks we believe it is important to celebrate, showcase and share Indigenous culture.

We look forward to hearing about the interest these books inspire in their school communities.