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Let's Bridge The Gap with Fred Reid

18/09/2014

Let’s Bridge The Gap with Fred Reid

Last week Toolooa’s indigenous cohort were addressed by Fred Reid. Fred comes from the Daingattie tribe of North Western NSW, much loved for many years by schools all over Australia for his one man show and workshops.

Separated from his family in the mid 1960's, his mission is to bring about a better understanding of Aboriginal people and their culture. With the help of his son Toby, Fred delivered his message in a fun, positive way. His deep respect and knowledge of culture, along with his gentle, humorous rapport with students, made for a very enriching experience.
 
Fred spoke of the history including Land Rights, the Stolen Generation, Indigenous Health, and the traditional way of life. He also discussed Indigenous people of today and the challenges of adapting to mainstream living.