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NAIDOC Week celebrations set to begin

Published on Monday 10 June, 2019


Join the City of Gosnells as it gets set to celebrate the achievements, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as part of NAIDOC Week.

The formal launch of NAIDOC Week will be recognised at a flag-raising ceremony and community celebration on Monday 8 July at the City’s Civic Centre.

Other events include an Aboriginal Art Exhibition at the Civic Centre and Amherst Village Library Art Nook, a cultural walk around Mary Carroll Wetlands and a special NAIDOC Week Story Time at the Knowledge Centre.

The Langford Aboriginal Association will hold its annual NAIDOC Week Community Breakfast on Sunday 14 July.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst has encouraged community members to attend at least one of the events.

“NAIDOC Week is an important part of the City’s events calendar, where we recognise and celebrate the important role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and language in our community,” he said.

“I’d encourage everyone to get along to an event. These events provide opportunities to learn about our shared cultures and languages, they are also great experiences.”

This year’s theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’ acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.

For further details of this year’s NAIDOC Week events, visit the link below.