Shataya King using ECEC position to strengthen Bundjalung language and culture

by Freya Lucas

July 02, 2020

Shataya King is a proud Bundjalung woman who is using her career as an Early Childhood Educator at Possums Early Education Lismore to share important Indigenous cultural elements with the next generation, including the Bundjalung language.


Having completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at TAFE NSW, one of her core focuses as an educator is on ensuring that language, cultural knowledge, kinship, song lines, and stories are being passed on from generation to generation.


“It’s important that Indigenous children are accepted and celebrated and that non-Indigenous children are mindful that our country is inclusive of people from different backgrounds”, Ms King said.


By working together with children from a young age to build cultural knowledge, she added, their understanding and respect for diversity grows. 


Ms King is a valued member of the Possums team, with Director Tammy Lerggo saying she is “an asset to our organisation and a credit to the early childhood education industry (sic.). Her talent and perseverance are to be admired.”


“Much loved by the children and her colleagues, we are proud to have Shataya as part of our organisation.”


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