Aboriginal & Maori cultures unite for ANZAC Day Haka and Corroboree

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Artist / Victor Te Paa

A young Noongar man from Perth has made a call out for local Aboriginal youth to join him for a world first Aboriginal & Maori ANZAC Day Haka & Corroboree.

Ash Penfold, made the call out just 4 days ago. That call out for dancers from the local Noongar community has now been shared over 3,500 times. Ash wants dancers to get involved with him in preparation for a special Corroboree that will performed in conjunction with Maori from the Haka for Life foundation at the King’s Park ANZAC Day service in Perth.

Ash is looking to create positive change in his region. It is often the case that Indigenous families only come together for funerals. The current suicide crisis is one of the main driving factors for Ash as he believes positive community action from the Haka for Life and the newly formed Corroboree for Life groups can help to strengthen communities.

The very first meet up is happening today (Sat 17th March) at King’s Park, Perth from 9am – 10:30am. The first practice weekend will be held on the following weekend.

The final performance will occur at 7am on ANZAC Day and will follow a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony. Ash is also hopeful this initiative could grow to other Indigenous communities across Australia.

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