Kobi Page 16 and Ashleigh Clarke 19 from Hervey Bay perform traditional dancing at USQ's annual National Reconciliation Week celebration.
Kobi Page 16 and Ashleigh Clarke 19 from Hervey Bay perform traditional dancing at USQ's annual National Reconciliation Week celebration. Brendan Bufi

Butchulla elder's message at USQ: knowledge is power

THE spirit of togetherness was in the air on Tuesday as the University of Southern Queensland hosted its annual National Reconciliation Week celebration.

Butchella elder Ian Wheeler attended the event, bringing with him one simple message - knowledge is power.

"We have everybody here, the white community and the black community," he said.

"It's a way to share our ideas.

"Knowledge is also about sharing."

Students learnt the traditional dance, K'gari nyin narmi, ate some bush tucker and took part in a reflective story beading workshop.

A free screening of John Pilger's new film Utopia will also take place on Thursday from 2-4pm.



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