NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
This year's National NAIDOC Week theme, Voice, Treaty, Truth were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians.
However, the Uluru Statement built on generations of consultation and discussions among Indigenous people on a range of issues and grievances. Consultations about the further reforms necessary to secure and underpin our rights and to ensure they can be exercised and enjoyed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It specifically sequenced a set of reforms: first, a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution and second, a Makarrata Commission to supervise treaty processes and truth-telling.
NAIDOC Week at Braybrook Community Hub
Thursday 11 July 2019, 11AM – 1:30PM
Braybrook Community Hub, 107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook
The event will include a demonstration of Aboriginal traditional weaving techniques using local materials by Aboriginal artist Patricia Harrison. This event is organised in collaboration with cohealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team based at the Braybrook Community Hub and a light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Celebrate NAIDOC Week at our libraries
To mark the occasion, Footscray, Braybrook and Yarraville Libraries will hold Junjurri Art and Storytelling Workshops to educate children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and to celebrate cultural diversity through art and storytelling. Junjurri Workshop is an interactive art and storytelling workshop developed as a learning tool for kinder and primary aged students. More information on our blog.
School Holiday Activity Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Central West Shopping Centre
Wednesday, 10 July, 10.00 AM -12.00PM
Central West Shopping Centre, Ashley St, Braybrook
Come along for a morning of fun with our Indigenous themed storytime, music and craft activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week for children aged 0-12 years. No booking required. FREE - all welcome! For more information contact Early Years on 9688 0200.