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Nalia Dubay girls group have kicked off, thanks to some local and government funding. Deb Pearse from Byron Youth Service says, ‘Even though the funding is only for eight weeks, it’s a great program and we hope to find funding to expand it to include programs for boys and girls.’ For more info visit www.bys.org.au. Photo supplied
Nalia Dubay girls group have kicked off, thanks to some local and government funding. Deb Pearse from Byron Youth Service says, ‘Even though the funding is only for eight weeks, it’s a great program and we hope to find funding to expand it to include programs for boys and girls.’ For more info visit www.bys.org.au. Photo supplied

A new girls group called Nalia Dubay (Bundjalung for group of girls) has launched, thanks to funds from both the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS).

Deb Pearse from Byron Youth Service is delighted to have Nickolla Clarke as co-facilitator for activities that will focus on Indigenous craft.

‘The group is half Indigenous girls and half non- Indigenous with the aim of building connection and support, providing information and opportunities to develop creative skills.’

‘The girls are also looking forward to participating in the Dolphin Dreaming program.’


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