Join in NAIDOC Week celebrations
  • Tuesday 03 July 2018
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To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018 from July 8-15, Sunshine Coast Council invites the community to join a range of activities including the traditional flag raising ceremony in Nambour Council Chambers courtyard at 9am on Monday, July 9.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are 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 and I invite everybody in the community to join us at this free event which includes guest speakers and traditional performances,” 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:

NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony: Monday, July 9, 9am
Nambour Council Chambers courtyard
Guest speakers, flag raising and traditional performance. Free event, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Visit council’s website for more details.
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: July 11, 9-11am
Muller Park, Bli Bli

Sunshine Coast NAIDOC Committee’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day: July 14, 9am - 4pm
Black Swan Park, Cotton Tree

To find out ‘what’s on’ during NAIDOC Week visit www.naidoc.org.au