Celebrate NAIDOC Week, 3 – 10 July 2016 in the Upper Hunter Shire, at these all-ages events.
A Welcome to Country, flag-raising ceremony and a performance by Indigenous dance group Wakagetti will be held from 10am, Monday 4 July outside the Upper Hunter Shire Council Administration Office in Scone.
Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to bring children to also take part in Indigenous-themed craft activities at Scone Library (school aged children) and at Council Chambers (pre-schoolers).
Upper Hunter Community Services and Ability Links are assisting Council staff in running the craft activities.
These activities were funded by a grant from the Federal Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Scone Youth Centre will be hosting a free celebration where Indigenous DJs and musicians perform poetry and storytelling through songs from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 9 July.
All Upper Hunter young people aged 12 years and over are invited to this drug and alcohol free event and transport to and from Murrurundi and Merriwa will be available.
Funding for this event came from NSW Education Aboriginal Affairs.
Weaving Magic workshops will teach Indigenous crafts to school children and seniors.
The workshops will be run by Gamilaroi elder Dolly Jerome and her partner Paul on 19 July in Merriwa and 20 July in Murrurundi, at Gummun Place, Liverpool Lodge and schools.
The workshops are funded by the Federal Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The 2016 theme for NAIDOC week is ‘Songlines: The living narrative of our Nation’.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.