Alec Doomadgee on Rebirthing Culture

Media identity and cultural mentor, Alec Doomadgee, this week spent time with Souths Cares, spruiking the importance of knowing your indigenous roots to South Sydney school students.

In a series of work-shops in conjunction with Souths Cares, the passionate Doomadgee shared his wealth of experience and stories, inspiring local Indigenous students to re-discover their Aboriginality.

"It's a way to help kids re-connect with their Aboriginality and make them, feel a part of the greater community of the Aboriginal race here in Australia and really re-birth, re-ignite that fire inside of them" said Alec.

"Especially with a lot of the urban kids who live in the cities who have been disconnected a little bit from their Aboriginality and that side of their life that I guess they want to discover about themselves.

"It's about re-birthing and re-igniting that fire within them to go out and discover who they are as an Indigenous person."

In an equally inspiring and passionate interview with Rabbitohs TV, Alec shared his story, as well as the moving results of reaching one student mere hours prior with Souths Cares' Rhys Wesser.

To watch the full interview, please press play on the video player.