For the first time in Sydney, Indigenous & Māori groups joined in ceremonial dance yesterday to honour both Indigenous and non-Indigenous service personnel.
Organisations Haka For Life and Babana Aboriginal Mens Group joined to honour the Anzacs, united in the mission of reducing suicide across Australia and highlighting those who are facing challenges in life.
Two Haka were shared:
- Ngati Toa Rangatira Haka – Ka Mate
- Ngati Kahungunu Haka – Tika Tonu.
“The ‘Coloured Diggers Service’ [in Redfern] is the only service of its kind in Australia that firstly honours the First Nations People of Australia and Indigenous Māori for their contribution to the protection of Australia and New Zealand, dating back to the first Boer War in 1880,” Haka for Life posted on Facebook.