Brimbank,
30
June
2015
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04:36
Australia/Melbourne

Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2015

Summary

Join us for a flag raising, welcome to country, smoking ceremony, and entertainment! 

Celebrate the culture, history and achievements of the Indigenous Young Indigenous woman with aboriginal flag painted on her lips standing front of flag poles flying australian, aboriginal, and torres strait islander flags at Brimbank council's sunshine officepeople during NAIDOC Week 2015.

NAIDOC Week is about recognising the important place that Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people have in our community.

Chair of Brimbank adminstrators, John Watson said “NAIDOC Week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support Brimbank's local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community."


NAIDOC Week 2015 Theme
The National NAIDOC Theme for 2015 is We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.

The theme highlights the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. and is an opportunity to recognise and respect their special connection to the land and the beliefs, values and customs they hold and have held for more than 40,000 years.

“It's also an opportunity to honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture, and to share in the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation,” Mr Watson said.


Brimbank’s NAIDOC Week Flag Raising - Come Along!
You're invited to this year's a flag raising ceremony on Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 11am at the Council’s Sunshine Municipal Offices (6-18 Alexandra Ave, Sunshine). This will feature

  • a Smoking Ceremony;
  • Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Elder;
  • the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags;
  • entertainment by Indigenous performers; and
  • children’s activities.


Aboriginal Storytelling at Sydenham and Deer Park Libraries
Other activities will include Aboriginal storytelling performances by Western Creations drawing upon the many unique aspects of Aboriginal culture; music, song, dance, art and history. The storytelling sessions on Friday 10 July will be held:

  • From 11-11:50am at Sydenham Library, Station Street, Watergardens Town Centre, Taylors Lakes, 3038; Ph: 9249 4680

  • From 3-3:50pm at Deer Park Library, Corner Neale and Station roads, Deer Park, 3023; Ph: 9249 4660

For more information call 9249 4000.