It is a week when we’re all encouraged to take a moment to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island cultures and recognise the significant contributions that Indigenous Australians make in our country.
This year there will be a number of NAIDOC Week events taking place in Bacchus Marsh and everyone is invited along to help celebrate.
Saturday 4th July, 1pm – 3pm
Damien Loizou will be presenting a seminar titled ‘Aboriginal Community Life Style Issues’ concerned with exploring the issues impacting on Aboriginal people and communities from an Aboriginal and community development perspective.
Flag Raising and Smoking Ceremony
Sunday 5th July, 11.30am
Main St Bacchus Marsh, next to RSL
NAIDOC Week will be officially launched with a flag raising and smoking ceremony. Attendees are invited to join in a light morning tea at the Lerderderg Library after the ceremony.
Tuesday 7th July, 12.30pm – 5pm
A movie marathon will be held at the Lerderderg Library showcasing two Indigenous movies – Sapphires and Rabbit Proof Fence.
Thursday 9th July, 10am – 2pm
The community is invited to attend a free children’s event, which will include Indigenous crafts, storytelling, face painting and a free BBQ.
Will you be celebrating NAIDOC Week? If you want to learn more about NAIDOC Week, head to www.naidoc.org.au.