Staff, prisoners, and special guests from the Kalwun Elders celebrated NAIDOC on 6 July at the Numinbah Correctional Centre.

The day started with speeches from Kalwun Manager, Jean Edwards and Aunty Irene Smith before traditional dancers showcased several dances of local significance.

Kalwun Development Corporation has had a long relationship with Numinbah Correctional Centre. They assist with the provision of access to housing, healthcare, aged care, family support and educational initiatives and have hosted community service placements for low security prisoners.

Prisoners and Elders took part in a flag raising ceremony before prisoners had the opportunity to showcase their art and craft works and share morning tea with the visitors.

Prisoners engaged by Aunty Irene Smith speaking at the event (also pictured above).

Prisoners, staff and elders shared the celebratory cake.

Prisoners created art for display at the event.