Southern Gulf Catchments worked with representatives from the Mitakoodi People to create a seasonal calendar titled “Through our eyes”. The calendar aims to pass on Mitakoodi traditional knowledge about ways of seeing, understanding, valuing and managing natural and cultural resources, according to Mitakoodi perspectives.
Pearl Connolly, a Mitakoodi elder, explained;
“The information in the calendar was passed to us by our elders and we want to share that information with the kids of Cloncurry, so they can understand how we see and relate to country as Mitakoodi people”.
The calendar is designed to reflect the seasons of the Cloncurry area commencing in April 2012 through until March 2013. It contains some fantastic local photographs, history and interesting facts and anecdotes from the Cloncurry area
The research into traditional knowledge and creation of the calendar was funded through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative and coordinated by Southern Gulf Catchments and Mitakoodi traditional owners.
Calendars were distributed to students at Cloncurry State School and Saint Joseph’s Cloncurry and received a terrific response with students showing great interest in the country around them and the traditions of the Mitakoodi people.