NAIDOC Week 2011

The 2011 National NAIDOC Poster Winner - Road To Change.

By an Indigenous artist from Mackay in Central Queensland.

 

Sunday, 3 July marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week 2011.

The national theme for 2011 NAIDOC Week celebrations is Change: the next step is ours..

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. This week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

ACON's Aboriginal Project will be holding a stall at Woolloomooloo Festival handing out showbags. We will also have a flash motorbike there that you can sit on and take your photo on, and pick it up from ACON's new head office on Elizabeth St the following week.

There'll also be heaps of other stalls as well as live music, traditional dancing, Aboriginal arts and crafts, cultural activities, traditional Indigenous games and food, and a traditional welcoming and smoking ceremony as well as activities for children like face painting and a jumping castle.

Click here for ACON Hunter NAIDOC 2011 Events.

 

What, when, where?

What: Woolloomooloo Festival 2011
When:
Saturday 9 July, 10am to 4pm
Where:
Forbes St Reserve and Plunkett Street School Grounds Woolloomooloo
Info:
FREE community BBQ

 

Find out more

Web: www.naidoc.org.au

 

More info

Contact: ACON's Aboriginal Project
Tel:
(02) 9206 2042
Free Call:
1800 063 060
Hearing Impaired:
(02) 9283 2088
Email:
atsi@acon.org.au

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