The children of Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community wish to give you this DVD.
The video is called 'Boss of My Body' and was created as a way to empower young children in remote communities to stand up for themselves and their rights.
The song is about you being in control of your body and about making choices that are right for you.
It is about having the right to say no to peer pressure, alcohol and drugs, violence and unwanted attention from others. We hope you enjoy this gift.
Officer in Charge
With Special Thanks to:
Midwest Gascoyne District Office WA Police
Operation Reset is collaboration between the WA Police and the Department of Child Protection.
The Midwest Gascoyne Team is Renai Gildersleeve, Lynette Harrison and Jeanette Tatasciore
'Boss of my Body' is the brainchild the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council, notably Marie Cox and the Peninsula Women's Group.
This project was made possible with the help of the teachers, staff and students of the Burringurrah Remote Community School.
And also by Stephen Farrington at the Burringurrah Clinic, Western Australian Country Health Service [Midwest, Gascoyne].
The music from this video clip was created through Country Arts WA’s Out There Youth Arts Leadership Program. This program is presented in conjunction with Burringurrah Community Aboriginal Corporation and with financial assistance from the Government of Western Australia – Royalties for Regions, Gascoyne Development Commission, Australia Council for the Arts, Horizon Power, and the Ian Potter Foundation.
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative delivered in partnership with Country Arts WA.
The stars of the show are: Ashanti, Billy, Braun, Darry, Edgar, Ernest, Jake, Junior, Kane, Katana, Kenneth, Lindsay, Logan, Melanie, Sharkana, Sheeneisha, Terrence, and Tyrell.
Special guest appearance by Laa Laa, the yellow Teletubby.
Daz would like to make special mention of Thomasina who rocked the MPC to make the backing track.
'We would like to thank the Burringurrah Community who always support any activity we have undertaken to make the lives of children better. Most importantly we would like to thank the children of Burringurrah who are are our inspiration to make the world a better place.'