Celebrate the Spirit of NAIDOC Week
Cultural activities with Scott Chisholm, bush tucker food and story time around a camp fire will be part of a free community celebration of NAIDOC Week (1 to 8 July) on Wednesday, 4 July 2012.
The City of Melville is proud to host the annual event at Wireless Hill, Ardross from 10.00am to 2.00pm and invites the community to join in celebrations and enjoy the free activities.
Community Development Officer (Cultural) Marissa Verma said NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians.
“As a member of the Aboriginal community, the City of Melville’s annual community event is an exciting opportunity for us to share our heritage in a positive way that represents our strong cultural connections,” she said.
“An important aspect of the event is inviting the wider community to participate and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through arts and crafts, traditional food, music, tool making workshops, tree planting, time-honoured cultural activities and prizes to be won.
“The theme for NAIDOC Week 2012 is Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 Years On, which is a powerful symbol of unity, pride and equality for Aboriginal Australians and is reflected in the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan in promoting positive working relations with the local Aboriginal community.”
NAIDOC Week is organised by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC).
The free community event will take place at Wireless Hill, Telefunken Drive Ardross on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
In partnership with the City of Cockburn, a NAIDOC Seniors Ball will be held on Tuesday, 3 July 2012 at the City of Cockburn Seniors’ Centre. Noongar Radio will be broadcasting live at the event.
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