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Share the word about NAIDOC celebrations

Published on Friday 9 June, 2017

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Community members are invited to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures at one of the many activities in the City of Gosnells as part of NAIDOC Week.

Between 2 July and 9 July, the City of Gosnells will join the rest of Australia by taking part in NAIDOC Week festivities, starting with an official flag raising ceremony on Monday 3 July at the Civic Centre.

City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said the flag raising ceremony would also include cultural performances, live music and traditional food.

“This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Our Language Matters, so we will be focusing on the importance, richness and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages,” Mayor Searle said.

“The City has worked closely with the Langford Aboriginal Association, a local community group, to bring this important celebration to our residents.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and languages continue to play an important role in the City of Gosnells community and the City is proud to join in NAIDOC Week celebrations.”

Several events will be held locally, including art exhibitions, an interactive art performance, workshops, children’s activities, storytelling and a breakfast.

An art exhibition showcasing the works of local Aboriginal artists will be on display at the Amherst Library throughout NAIDOC week, with artworks available for purchase. Selected artworks will also be available to view at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre during office hours.

Families are also invited to explore Aboriginal culture through a range of activities including sports and art, storytelling sessions and more. Full details are available in the link below.