Local NAIDOC Events Calendar
A small exhibition of culturally significant Kaurna objects
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
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.
School wide celebration of cultural significance and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
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
Local community members have a yarn about NAIDOC and its theme, plus what is happening in Wathaurong Country.
Small schools, parents, community members and interagencies are welcome to join our special day.
Schools will be rotating activities to help celebrate.
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
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.