Hundreds of students, police and members of the Aborginal community have gathered in Wodonga to celebrate Indigenous culture.
The Marngrook Cultural Day was held at Wodonga Senior Secondary College on Thursday, and featured a smoking ceremony, dancing, spear throwing and painting.
The highlight was a football tournament and AFL 9s match between Victorian police and Victorian students, against their NSW counterparts.
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Rachelle Enever, who helped organise the event, said there was a positive atmosphere at the event.
"It's about celebrating culture and embracing as one," she said.
"The communities can come together.
"It's a student led day and they've been working all year to put the event on."
Students from schools in Albury and Wodonga, Bright, Tallangatta and Yarrawonga, took part.
The marngrook code is an Indigenous game which Australian Rules are thought to have been based on.
"This has been running for several years and it's getting bigger each year," Ms Enever said.
Meanwhile police are inviting members of the public to a flag raising ceremony at three stations in the North East on Friday.
The Aboriginal flag will be raised at the Mt Beauty, Dederang and Myrtleford police stations between 10am and 12.30pm.
Senior Sergeant Doug Incoll said the flags would remain flying.
"It's certainly some positive steps towards forging and improving relationships between Victoria Police and the Indigenous community, and is long overdue" he said.
"The ceremonies will be attended by police, the Alpine Shire mayor and Aboriginal representatives.
"There's been an extra flag pole erected at the stations."
Senior Sergeant Incoll said it was part of the force's support for Indigenous people and creating a more inclusive community.
"Community members are free to attend if they wish," he said.
The ceremonies will begin at the Mt Beauty station, followed by services at Dederang and finishing at Myrtleford.