Closing the gap in Aboriginal health

Teens Dubs and Guppie Yunupingu from the Jannawi Dance Clan performed a selection of traditional Aboriginal dances to welcome Liverpool Hospital’s guests attending its Close the Gap Day event, last week.

“The first dance we did was to welcome everyone on the space and cleansing any negative energy so it is good for everyone to be here,” Dubs said. “Our last dance tells the story of the crow. The crow looks for food and flies in the sky, we focus on the movements of his wings.”

Dubs said she was proud to be part of the event.

“I thing the dances are a good way to stay connected with our culture and for sharing it with other Indigenous and non indigenous people,” she said. “My really good friend is in hospital right now, so it is great we we are trying to figure out ways to close that gap.”