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Held nationally each year in the first week of July, NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is a time for everyone to celebrate and show respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders cultures.

The City of Gosnells invites the community to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures at one of the many activities happening across the City as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.

NAIDOC celebrations provide an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to join together to recognise and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Australia’s Aboriginal people.

This year’s NAIDOC theme is: Because of her, we can! NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

City of Gosnells Flag Raising Ceremony

The celebrations will commence with the official City of Gosnells’ Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday 9 July featuring cultural performances, live music, traditional food, and the raising of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags.  All community members are invited to join in the special event.

City of Gosnells NAIDOC Week sponsorship now open

Each year the City of Gosnells offers small grants of up to $1,500 to local community groups working to support activities or events for NAIDOC week. NAIDOC Week sponsorships are intended to assist community organisations to provide community events and activities within the City of Gosnells that celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders cultures, and enhance the participation of the local community in NAIDOC Week. Click here for NAIDOC Week Sponsorship.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards.

Do you know someone who has inspired you? Have they had a positive impact on your Community? Nominate them in one of 10 different categories for the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards!

Entries close at 5pm AEDT Monday 26 March 2018. Click here to nominate someone for the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards.

For more information on these events, or to get involved in 2018 NAIDOC Week Celebrations please contact 9397 3000.

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