Local NAIDOC Events Calendar

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 15:30 to Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 18:00
Location: Unley, SA
Event Venue: Unley Museum

A small exhibition of culturally significant Kaurna objects

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:00 to Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 16:00
Location: Caroline Springs, VIC
Event Venue: CS Gallery 193 Caroline Springs Boulevard CAROLINE SPRINGS VIC 3023

South Australian artist, Damien Shen descends from Ngarrindjeri and Chinese bloodlines. His artistic practice is embedded in histories; revisiting the people, places and stories that shape the world he occupies. Through this body of work, a collaborative series with photographer Richard Lyons, Shen draws on this rich cultural heritage to create works of cultural and personal meaning.

Shen acquired knowledge of traditional Ngarrindjeri body designs from his uncle, Ngarrindjeri elder Uncle Moogy (Major Sumner). The photographic documentation of this event has great signifi­cance for

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 09:45 to 12:45
Location: Palmyra, WA
Event Venue: Palmyra Primary School, McKimmie Rd Palmyra

Presentation by Marissa from Bindi Bindi Dreaming, covering 2017 theme, meaning of naidoc, language, history.
Performance by Dave Pigram.
This is all taking place alongside the monthly mega market and weekly growers market, held at the school.
Great community vibe for the whole family.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 13:00
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Event Venue: Keilor Primary School

School wide celebration of cultural significance and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:00 to 15:00
Location: Baldivis, Perth, WA
Event Venue: Baldivis Primary School

We will have a local Aboriginal Elder do a formal Welcome to Country and Smoking ceremony at our assembly. This assembly will be run by Indigenous students at our school. The whole school will sing "Wanjoo" in Noongar at this assembly. We will have performances by Wadumbah Dance Group later in the day. Some classes will be making kangaroo stew with damper in our big cooking shed. They will provide taste testers to other students at lunch. We will be having Aboriginal story time in our library with Indigenous family members. We will also be rotating classes throughout the

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location: Geelong, VIC
Event Venue: 94.7fm The Pulse - live. It is also 'streamed live' at www.947thepulse.com and Podcast via the "Roads to Recovery" page - http://947thepulse.com/programs/roads-to-recovery.html

Local community members have a yarn about NAIDOC and its theme, plus what is happening in Wathaurong Country.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:45
Location: Cabbage Tree Island Public School, NSW
Event Venue: Cabbage Tree Island Public School

Small schools, parents, community members and interagencies are welcome to join our special day.
Schools will be rotating activities to help celebrate.
Cake ceremony
ALL welcome

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:00
Location: Rockingham , WA
Event Venue: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street Rockingham WA 6168

The Rockingham NAIDOC Celebration will be held at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 10.30am -1pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and community. Cultural performances, fun activities and food will be available.

For more information visit the City’s website www.rockingham.wa.gov.au

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 22:30 to 23:30
Location: Avondale Heights, VIC
Event Venue: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, 69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights

Stories, songs and craft, presented by Rebecca from the Wurundjeri Tribal Land Council. A gold coin donation for the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is appreciated. Suitable for 3-5 year olds. No bookings required.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:45 to 13:15
Location: Blackheath, NSW
Event Venue: Blackheath School Hall

A celebration of Indigenous culture through story, song and dance.