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Festive Playford | Family connections.

Festive Playford | Family connections.
Published 30 November 2020
According to Playford volunteer Jazmine Glancey, Christmas isn’t about materialistic things. It’s about love, family connections and family traditions, both new and old.

Jasmine Glancey has been volunteering at Marni Waendi and Elizabeth Rise for almost six months and will be focusing on family connections and building herself up as a positive role model for her three boys as 2020 draws to an end.

“December is a particularly special month as my three boys are all born in December,” said Jazmine. “It is also when my parents passed away, which serves as a reminder on the importance of family.”

“For me, family is important,” said Jazmine.

I don’t have much family here as my mum is from Northern Queensland, so it’s important to me that I build strong connections and traditions for the next generation.
Jazmine Glancey

Jazmine is a proud Yarrabah descendant, who is passionate about changing people’s perception of Aboriginal people.

“The Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted to me the importance of having a yarn with non-indigenous people, so they understand more about our culture,” she said.

Jazmine has been facilitating a number of workshops at Elizabeth Rise, using her experience as an art and cultural awareness facilitator to engage and educate community. While Jazmine is a Yarrabah descendant, she has lived in South Australia since she was two and has a passion for sharing the Kaurna culture.

In my Sharing Culture Through Art workshop I provide community a glimpse into the Indigenous culture through basket weaving, painting and sharing dreamtime stories.
Jazmine Glancey
Jazmin - weaving
Jazmine teaches an attendee of the Sharing Culture Through Art workshop how to basket weave at the Elizabeth Rise community centre.

“I tell stories and share information about our culture that others may not know, in a relaxed and informal space.”

Jazsmine has also worked with year four and five students involved in Playford 10 who wanted to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Over three weeks they were educated on different types of Aboriginal arts, dot painting, line work and internal painting.

The end of year is also about setting new goals for herself, and her family. “It’s important to me I build myself up as a positive role model for my boys, especially as my eldest son has just started an apprenticeship. I want to raise strong young men who are respectful.”