Celebrate NAIDOC Week this July! Help celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this week by joining a NAIDOC event near you.
This year NAIDOC week runs from 2 – 9 July, with events such as exhibitions, barbecues, school events, workshops and family days.
Join NAIDOC Week on Wiradjuri country with events at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Celebrate the life and art of Aunt Pat Dacey as you view paintings, sculptures, weaving and artwork she collaborated on with her husband George. The exhibition is open until Sunday 9 July.
The Wagga Wagga City Library is also launching the book Yindyamarra Yambuwan: Respecting Everything. Special guests’ include Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Senior, AM, and Professor Emeritus Stephen Kemmis.
Check out the Wagga Wagga NAIDOC Committee Facebook page for a full list of events in Wagga Wagga.
Join the NAIDOC Community Fun Day on Thursday 9 July, hosted by Birpai Local Aboriginal Land Council.
The day will kick start with a welcome to country followed by stories and yarns by Elders, traditional dance and with Aboriginal arts and crafts on display with an opportunity to purchase.
You’ll also have the chance to learn the traditional Birpai language ‘Gathang’, get hands-on with traditional tool making workshops and play traditional games. Local support services will also be in attendance to provide advice or support.
Head to NAIDOC Port Macquarie for more information on events during NAIDOC Week.
Albury-Wodonga will be hosting Our Language Music Night on Thursday 9 July at the Albion Hotel. The event is free with a number of guest performances covering Country, RnB, and Rock and Soul. Check out the Albury-Wodonga NAIDOC Committee for more information on events during NAIDOC Week.
If there are no events in your campus town, check out your Local NAIDOC Events Calendar to find out what events are occurring in surrounding areas and don’t forget to share how you’re celebrating using #NAIDOC2017!
Many communities celebrate NAIDOC Week in September as well as July, so keep up-to-date with events by liking your community NAIDOC committee Facebook page.