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Georges River Council NAIDOC 2020 Celebrations

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Jamal Bassam
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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00
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Georges River Council NAIDOC 2020 Celebrations
Georges River Council celebrates NAIDOC 2020 with an exciting virtual program that engages with diverse First Nation’s culture, voices and ideas to explore this year’s important theme, Always Was, Always Will Be. Monday 9 November - Welcome to Country with Aboriginal Elder Aunty Deanna Schreiber Aboriginal Elder Aunty Deanna Schreiber presents a special Welcome to Country on the beautiful lands of the Georges River. Aboriginal Traditional Dance Artist Kaleb Taylor and his group perform Aboriginal traditional cultural dances and hear about the stories and meanings behind each dance. Tuesday 10 November – Georges River Council childcare centres celebrate NAIDOC Week with a Deadly ‘Acknowledgment of Country’ Watch our pre-schoolers present a deadly Acknowledgment of Country to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Didgeridoo performance and bush walk on the Georges River Listen to Aboriginal Education Officer Brendan Moore playing the digeridoo and learn what each digeridoo sound represents. Brendan will take you on a bush walk along the Georges River to explain traditional bush knowledge and discuss how Aboriginal people lived with the natural environment for thousands of years. Wednesday 11 November - First Nations Youth Voice Panel Video Three panellists share their personal stories, discuss what NAIDOC means to them and talk about important social issues affecting the wider community. Georgia Durmush is a local resident, PhD student and researcher. Rachel Durmush is a Wailwan woman who works at Aboriginal Legal Service and is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts and Laws at the University of Sydney. Irene Higgins is a Wiradjuri woman who works as a legal researcher at North Star law. Irene is also studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Law at the University of Sydney. Thursday 12 November - Learn about the Uluru Statement from the Heart from a First Nations Youth Speaker and Advocate. Dylan Booth from the NSW Uluru Statement Youth Network yarns about what the Uluru Statement from the Heart is about, why it is important for Indigenous Australian and how the wider community can provide support and get involved. Friday 13 November - Jewellery Making Session with First Nations local artist Caitlin Stuart Gomeroi Artist Caitlin Stuart will teach you how to make jewellery while sharing her family story. This is a unique opportunity to engage deeply with Aboriginal culture. https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Community/Events/Community-Events/NAIDOC-Week