Celebrating NAIDOC Week

30 Jun 2023
Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is an important time for learning, connection and community. It’s a chance for everyone in the community to learn about the histories, cultures and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

The theme for 2023 is ‘For Our Elders’, acknowledging the cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and loved ones. Our Elders guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.

Relationships Australia WA will be attending the following events:

  • City of Kwinana Little Peeps Roller Disco, Friday 30 June, 4pm - 6pm, The Zone Youth Space Kwinana. Free event for families of children 0-12 years of age. Find out more.
  • NAIDOC Week Perth Opening Ceremony, Sunday 2 July, 1 - 5pm, Wellington Square Gardens. This is the official launch of the celebrations of NAIDOC Week here in Perth. Senior Manager of Aboriginal Services, Angela Ryder will be raising the flag at the event. There will be community stalls, children’s activities, traditional food and Elder’s Marquee, as well as continuous performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers. Find out more.
  • City of Gosnells Flag Raising Ceremony, Monday 3 July, 11am - 2pm, Mills Park Centre Beckenham. Meet Master of Ceremonies Ernie Dingo and enjoy a host of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Find out more.
  • NAIDOC Mirrabooka Cultural Celebration, Thursday July 6, 10am - 2.15pm, Herb Graham Recreation Centre. Featuring a packed program of ceremony, entertainment, activities and some free tucker. Find out more.
  • Outer North NAIDOC Mookaroo Festival, Friday July 7, 10am - 2pm, The Point Merriwa. Celebrate NAIDOC Week with cultural dances and crafts, live music, face painting and a talent quest showcasing local youth talent. Find out more.

To find out more about events in your local area, visit your local council website or the National NAIDOC website.

Relationships Australia WA celebrates the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and acknowledge and respect their cultural, spiritual and economic sovereignty as the traditional custodians of the land on which we all live.

#NAIDOC2023 #ForOurElders

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