NAIDOC Week celebrations underway
  • Monday 09 July 2018
NAIDOC Week 2018Celebrations for NAIDOC Week are underway on the Sunshine Coast with a great turnout from the community at the traditional flag raising ceremony in Nambour this morning.

Featuring a Welcome to Country from Sunrise Dancers and an interactive performance from Torres Strait Islander Dancers, the ceremony also included presentations from guest speakers Kerry Neill and Bridgette Davis as well as Mayor Mark Jamieson.
 
NAIDOC Week is held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
 
The 2018 NAIDOC Week theme Because of her, we can! aims to honour and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and the role they have played, and continue to play, at all levels in the community.
 
Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan outlined council’s ongoing commitment to facilitate and support significant events such as NAIDOC Week.
 
“Council’s annual flag raising ceremony is a tradition that acknowledges and celebrates NAIDOC Week,” Cr McKay said.
 
“Our gallery and libraries are joining in the NAIDOC Week celebrations by exhibiting a number of artworks from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection by local Indigenous artists at various libraries across the region.
 
“I encourage the community to get involved in the range of events planned throughout NAIDOC Week.”
 
Immerse yourself in the following NAIDOC Week events:
 
Thriving Families, Nambour Family NAIDOC Day: Tuesday, July 10, 10am - 2pm
Quota Park, Nambour
Dance, music, workshops, food and more.
 
Lyndon Davis: Gulangoor – Good Place exhibition: May 21 – July 14
Maroochy Library Artspace
An official closing event for this exhibition will take place on Friday, July 13 at 1pm.
 
Indigenous playground, games and interpretative signage: Wednesday, July 11, 9-11am
Muller Park, Bli Bli
 
Sunshine Coast NAIDOC Committee’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day: Saturday, July 14, 9am - 4pm
Black Swan Park, Cotton Tree
 
To find out ‘what’s on’ during NAIDOC Week visit www.naidoc.org.au