NAIDOC Week 3-10 July 2016

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.  This year’s theme  “Songlines – The living narrative of our nation” is an opportunity for all of us to pay respects to Country, honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and share with the nation the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places.

Program of Activities

Wednesday 22 June - Sunday 17 July 
Annual NAIDOC Exhibition 
at Northern Rivers Community Gallery 44 Cherry Street, Ballina.
  • Wednesday 29 June 11am – 2pm 
    Joint Schools NAIDOC Week Cultural Celebration Festival 2016
    at Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Football Club, Kingsford Smith Park. Ballina Cabbage Tree Island Local AECG is holding a Joint Schools NAIDOC Week Cultural Celebration Festival 2016 for all local schools and students to attend to enjoy performances, interactive cultural activities and coaching clinics.
  • Monday 4 July 11.30am 
    Annual Celebration Walk
    starting from the front of the Ballina RSL Club from 11.30am, proceeding along River Street to the Ballina Visitor Information Centre. Flag raising ceremony, refreshments, BBQ, stalls and games later in closed section of carpark behind Richmond Room / Visitor Information Centre.  Everyone welcome.
  • Tuesday 5 July 11am -2pm 
    NAIDOC Mini Bundjalung Cultural Day
    at Porter Park, West Ballina. The cultural day will including weaving, dancing, traditional aboriginal games & a BBQ. 
  • Wednesday 6 July 10am - 1pm
    Sports and Stalls Day
    at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina. Fun day for children aged 5-15 years will include a range of sporting activities, traditional games, stalls and a BBQ lunch.

Enquiries: Sandra Jackson, Events Support Officer, Ph: 6686 1457.

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