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Buroinjin ball: reconciliation in sport

Date posted: 21 November 2013

Buroinjin, an Indigenous game once played with grass-stuffed, kangaroo skinned balls, is gaining popularity in Australian schools. The game has been added to the curriculum of around half of the schools in Canberra, and is one of more than 100 traditional sports being taught by Australian teachers.

The incorporation of traditional games into the school curriculum is seen by many as an important step towards reconciliation, and also an important way to address childhood obesity by including a wider variety of sporting options in the curriculum.

Source: ABC online

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Last updated: 21 November 2013
 
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