The South Perth Aboriginal Community group, Moorditj Keila (Happy Healthy Dolphin) was given its name by traditional owners for the area.
The dolphin is significant to Aboriginal people for the Canning and Swan River areas adjacent to the City of South Perth. Moorditj Keila is the umbrella group for the Moorditj Yorga’s (Women’s) Danjoo Wangkanining group and Marman’s (Men’s) group.
Southcare works in close partnership with Moorditj Keila to create health, cultural, artistic and skills-building events and activities for the personal and community development of local Aboriginal people.
Recent activities with Moortidj Keila include:
- “Healthy Eating, Living with Diabetes,” program with health checks;
- Learning and information sessions on matters and issues relevant to Aboriginal people
- Art and jewellery classes
- Men’s group Skippers training with Challenger TAFE as part of their vision of fishing and cultural tours.
For more information about events and activities with Moorditj Keila, please contact Garry Gower Aboriginal Family Support Coordinator at Southcare on (08) 9450 6233; or visit their website.