NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This year's theme is "For Our Elders" - Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.
From 3 to 7 July, participate in a range of activities to celebrate and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week, here.
Join us and 140 St Georges Terrace in the Park on the below dates and times to partake and celebrate.
Monday 3 July | 12pm – 12.30pm | Park
Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Dance Performance with Bigurrdar Aboriginal Dance Group
Join us to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week with the renown Bigurrdar Aboriginal Dance Group, who are a collective of professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait dancers. The Group will perform a welcome to country ceremony, smoking ceremony and traditional dance to tell Dreamtime stories which have been passed down through generations.
Tuesday 4 July | 12pm – 1.30pm | Park
Didgeridoo with Brent Matters
Brent Matters share an instrument very important to indigenous ceremony: the didgeridoo. Enthralling and engaging, Noongar artist Brent Matters is a seasoned and professional performer who has delighted and entertained audiences for over 10 years. Brent's masterful grip over the didgeridoo mixed in with the drums, guitar, and flute showcases Australia's rich Indigenous cultures.
Wednesday 5 July | 11.30am – 1pm | Park
Speaking through art workshop with Beverley Egan
Yamatji artist Beverley Egan will run her renown “Speaking through art workshop” where participants will have the opportunity hear the Dreamtime stories that have inspired her artistic journey as well as paint with Beverley on your own individual canvas. A well-respected artist, Beverley paints women’s stories and stories from her family’s country in the Murchison area. Her work often depicts women gathering bush tucker, women’s ceremonies, and the strong links between her family and the surrounding country.
Limited numbers per class - 11.30am-12pm | 12pm-12.30pm | 12.30pm-1pm
Register is a must via the tenant portal booking panel.
Thursday 6 July | 12pm – 1.30pm | Park
Bush Tucker Tastings and Food Giveaway with Stacey Goodall, All Good Grub
Join Kija woman, Stacey Goodall owner of All Good Grub for a bush tucker tasting and food giveaway and experience the incredible flavours of local native ingredients. All Good Grub is a Perth-based catering business that infuses local indigenous ingredients into everyday food to create bush tucker inspired food.