Cultural Corner: Bush tucker

A group of students from Willows State School will have the chance to learn about traditional bush foods when they are special guests at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ home game against the Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium this Friday.

The students will participate in Cultural Corner, a feature at all Cowboys home matches in the 2014 season.

Supported by the Australian Government, Cultural Corner features a series of come-and-try activities, displays and information promoting North Queensland’s Indigenous culture.

“Cultural Corner at the Cowboys’ clash against the Broncos on Friday night will provide the many families and children who come along with an educational and entertaining experience focusing on traditional bush tucker,” Cowboys’ community relations manager Fiona Pelling said.

“Our Indigenous consultant, Michelle Rowe, will be working with our Cowboys Learn Earn Legend! team to ensure that everyone who visits Cultural Corner leaves with a better understanding of traditional bush food, its importance in Indigenous culture and how good it tastes.”

Visitors to Cultural Corner will be able to try damper with jams made from locally available bush fruits.

“The Cowboys have always had a strong connection to our Indigenous community, and this connection has grown substantially with the success of the Learn Earn Legend! program,” Ms Rowe explained.

“Cultural Corner is helping to strengthen those connections while increasing the awareness of Indigenous culture in the broader community.”

Cultural Corner will be located on the western side of 1300SMILES Stadium and will be open for an hour from 6.15pm.