Merana launches new Cultural Tent

Merana Aboriginal Community Association for the Hawkesbury Inc held a launch party today for their new asset - an Aboriginal Cultural Tent, seen below.

Merana staff and their friends from the Mootang Tarimi Health Bus welcomed members of the community to their Richmond community hub to enjoy a barbeque lunch and celebrate Merana's recent acquisition.

Melissa Stubbings (pictured centre, below) says that she hopes the tent and the activities inside it bring a greater sense of engagement and depth to Merana's presence at community events.

The tent itself is only part of the display, with new experiences offered within.

Melissa says, "We have brought in items and activities we know will encourage curiosity and interaction, and we hope that it will enrich the conversations we have with people who approach us at events and want to know what it's all about. We offer a range of services to support local families but that connection with culture is also a part of the experience."

You can meet Melissa and the Merana team by visiting their premises adjacent to Richmond Park, and you can also say hi after Melissa's Welcome to Country at Connections@the Park, October 8, 11am at Richmond Park. Save the date, and bring the kids!

A possum fur accompanies other cultural items on the display, adding a different dimension to the highly-tactile learning experience.

Merana Aboriginal Community Association for the Hawkesbury Inc is on Facebook.

This article was written and shared on Darug land. We acknowledge that the land on which we live and work is stolen land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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