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NAIDOC celebrations


Marian State School were lucky enough this week to have the wonderful Boori Monty Pryor visit the school to entertain the students as part of their NAIDOC week activities.

Boori was born in North Queensland. His father is from the Birrigubba of the Bowen region and his mother from Yarrabah (near Cairns), a descendant of the Kungganji and Kukuimudji.

Boori has worked in film, television, modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. He has written several award-winning books with Meme McDonald including Maybe Tomorrow, My Girragundji, The Binna Binna Man and Njunjul the Sun. His picture book collaboration with Jan Ormerod, Shake a Leg, won the Prime Minister's Literacy Award for Children's Fiction in 2011.

We look forward to seeing the documentary currently being filmed, Storytellers, due to be released 2013/14.

Boori's stories are about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without and his skill is to create positive visions of the future for both indigenous and all Australians.