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Georges River Council
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Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:15 to Monday, July 15, 2019 - 11:30
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Georges River Council 2019 NAIDOC Week - a week of celebrations
Council is organising a number of activities between Monday 8 - Monday 15 July celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Many activities are organised for children, youth and adults representing the theme for this year Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future. Monday 8 July NAIDOC Official Opening Ceremony 12.00pm - 2.00pm Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah The program will include: Children’s art and craft activities, Acknowledgment of Country by a local Aboriginal Elder, launch by Mayor, Councillor Kevin Greene, Flag Raising Ceremony, Didgeridoo performance by Artist Brendan Moore, Aboriginal traditional cultural dance performances by Artist Kaleb Taylor and his group representing Christian Brothers’ High School at Lewisham. Young inspirational guest speaker Hollie Ballingall sharing her personal journey and what does NAIDOC Week mean to her, in addition to a bush tucker. Tuesday 9 July Jewellery making workshop by Artist Krystal Hurst 10.00am - 12.00pm Marana Auditorium, MacMahon Street, Hurstville People will have the opportunity while they are creating their own piece of jewellery to learn and engage more deeply with Aboriginal culture. People can take their piece of jewellery home as a memento of their experience. Wednesday 10 July Aboriginal Cultural Tour 10.00am – 12.30pm Oatley Park Participants will have the opportunity to hear from an Aboriginal Discovery Guide about the use of traditional bush and hear how for thousands of years Aboriginal people lived with the natural environment. Thursday 11 July: (2 activities) Aboriginal cultural awareness training 10.00am -12.00pm Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville This session is organised by artist, educator and D’harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper, Shannon Foster. This session is designed for Council staff, community workers and community leaders. Panel Discussion 7.00pm -8.00pm Kogarah Library and Service Centre, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah Panellists Teela Reid and Alison Whittaker will explore the NAIDOC Week theme of Voice, Treaty, Truth. The panellists will discuss what we as a nation need to do to support a meaningful shared future with our First Peoples. Friday 12 July: (2 activities) Puppet performance From 9.45am – 4.20pm At Georges River council child care centres Boandik Kids will be singing, dancing and movement activities, that help kids develop a greater appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal culture, language and identity. This program will be delivered by Aunty Michelle Jacquelin-Furr and Boandik Woman and Aboriginal Cultural Language Advisor, Brooke O’Donnell. Speak-up Paste-up Friday 12 July | 1.00pm-4.00pm Hurstville Museum & Gallery Age: 14 years and over Wiradjuri artist Merindah Funnell from Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation will run a 3-hour workshop on how to ‘Paste-up’ a style of street poster art around the theme of NAIDOC week Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together’. Saturday 13July Family Fun Open Day Saturday 13 July Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville Story telling with Peta-Joy Williams 11.00am-12.00pm Traditional Wiradjuri jewellery weaving with Peta-Joy Williams 1.00pm-2.30pm Guided tours (15 minute tours) kanalarijta: an unbroken string 10.30am and 12.30pm St George Stories: people-places-community 12.00pm Monday 15 July Film screening ‘Walking Together’ Monday 15 July 10.30am-11.30am Civic Theatre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville Watch a screening of Walking Together, a powerful documentary that tells the story of three people, exploring the themes of friendship and relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Exhibitions kanalaritja: an unbroken string 3 May-14 July 2019 An exhibition celebrating the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing – past, present and future. Brush without fame Corporation 6-28 July 2019 Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville With Brush without fame Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation brings together a collection of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and craft, showcasing work of established and emerging local Aboriginal artists. Each artwork is unique and depicts the artists’ personal stories. Photographic Exhibition by local Aboriginal artists 1-14 July 2019 Westfield Hurstville, Level 1 Centre Court *Georges River Council NAIDOC Week is supported by Council’s Aboriginal Reference, SGCH Hurstville, Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation and Westfield.