NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) celebrations are held across Australia in July of each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the richness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.
Camden NAIDOC Celebrations 2019
Council will celebrate NAIDOC Week with a flag raising ceremony and community fun day to be held on Tuesday 9 July at 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park from 10.30am.
The Camden Civic Centre is also holding a program of workshops and experiences to celebrate NAIDOC including Weaving the Way workshops, an Artist's Journey with contemporary Aboriginal Artist Danielle Mate Sullivan, The Story of NAIDOC with Uncle Ivan Wellington, community art workshops and exhibition with Bush Tucker to share.
Here are some ways your community, school or office can celebrate NAIDOC:
- Have a flag raising ceremony
- Display Indigenous posters around your classroom
- Invite local Indigenous elders to speak at your school
- Listen to Indigenous music
- Study a famous Indigenous Australian
- Find out about the traditional Indigenous owners of your area
- Study Aboriginal arts and crafts
- Read a Dreamtime story
- Start your own Indigenous Hall of Fame featuring any local role models and achievers
- Visit Indigenous websites on the Internet
- Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz
- Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest
- Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal place names
For further information or to be involved in NAIDOC Week Celebrations contact Camden Council's Community Project Officer, Aboriginal Communities on 4645 5084 or via email.