Culture focus during NAIDOC

Culture focus during NAIDOC

City of Gosnells NAIDOC Week celebrations kicked off with a flag raising ceremony and cultural dance performance. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

NAIDOC Week in the City of Gosnells kicked off with a formal flag raising ceremony followed by cultural dance, and a celebration of indigenous art and music.

The week-long event continued with a lunch with indigenous Elders, a family-friendly walk around Mary Carroll Wetlands with Aboriginal Elder Neville Collard, Story Time at the City’s library and an art exhibition, which showcased the works of local Aboriginal artists.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said NAIDOC Week was an important date on the city’s events calendar.

“The City is proud to celebrate NAIDOC Week, because Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and languages continue to play an important role in the City of Gosnells community,” he said.

“A huge thank you must also go to Langford Aboriginal Association for their continued support of the City’s NAIDOC Week program of events.”

This year’s theme ‘Because of her, we can’ recognises the role Indigenous women have played and continue to play in communities across Australia, and at State and Federal levels.

Christine Coyne, Thelma Bairstow and Sandra Harben attended a bush-inspired morning tea at the Addie Mills Centre in Gosnells as part of NAIDOC Week. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.