Next Step After Care - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art launch

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Next Step After Care is a service designed by young people who have already left care, for young people who are about to leave care.

Every young person aging out of care in the state of Queensland can access the Next Step After Care services that include brokerage and tailored individual support.

On 5 July 2017, Next Step launched an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork developed by 6 young people at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.

The artwork was completed during an artistic and cultural retreat on Minjeribah, North Stradbroke Island, home of the Quandamooka people. During the retreat the ideas and stories of the young people were translated to art.

The artwork will contribute to new marketing material aimed to better engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people across Queensland, as part of the Next Step Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy.

The launch included a traditional welcome to country and dance from the Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers, speeches, launch of the artwork video and unveiling of the artwork before ending with a traditional dance from the Keriba Mabaigal Torres Strait Islander Dancers.

The QFCC was lucky enough to get some time with participating young artist Taz Clay and captured the video below. 

Next Step After Care Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art launch - Transcript (DOCX, 12KB)

 

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