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NAIDOC in the Mountains 2018

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 3 Jul 2018
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The 2018 National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) in the Mountains will see Blue Mountains City Council, the Aboriginal Advisory Council and the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre (ACRC) host a range of events for the duration of July.

NAIDOC week, 8-15 July, celebrates and highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, history and achievements. NAIDOC is an opportunity for all Australians to come together with Aboriginal communities, providing the chance for the broader community to gain a better understanding and appreciation of local Aboriginal culture.

The 2018 theme - Because of Her, We Can! Focuses on the role, as pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play - active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

They are leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates. They are our mothers, our elders, our grandmothers, our aunties, our sisters and our daughters.

Their achievements, their voice, their unwavering passion give us strength and have empowered past generations and paved the way for generations to come.

For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture strong.

Blue Mountains NAIDOC events will be launched on Monday 9 July from 9am with the local NAIDOC Awards and annual NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba. Other events include:

  • 6 July – Celebrate the opening of John South: Skyworld, an exhibition exploring Aboriginal Astronomy through film and installation
  • 7 July – Public Programs and Cultural events running throughout the day at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre including John South’s art installation RHIZOME; sit with Uncle Lex Dadd and learn about Darug history; a tribute to Indigenous art and culture with an ART+SOUL documentary and an evening of stargazing.
  • 8 July – Q&A and conversation between artist John South (Barkindji) and Dr Duane Hamacher, an astronomer and Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre Melbourne, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
  • 9 July– Aboriginal Culture Learning: A Family Workshop, 2-3pm, Sharon Burridge Hall, Blaxland Community Centre, 33 Hope Street Blaxland.
  • 12 July –  Aboriginal Culture Learning: A Family Workshop, 10.30-11.30am, Katoomba Library
  • 14 July – NAIDOC Aboriginal Community Day in ‘The Gully’, 11am – 2pm
  • 20 July – Opening event for the NAIDOC Aboriginal Community Art Festival, 6.30pm
  • 21 & 22 July – NAIDOC Aboriginal Community Art Festival,10am-4pm
  • 27 July – Annual Blue Mountains NAIDOC Ball, contact ACRC 4782 6569 for tickets

Full details of NAIDOC events are available on Council's website or to find out how you can get involved contact Brad Moore on 4780 5000 or   or Wayne Cornish on 4782 6569 or .

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