NAIDOC Week

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NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The 2016 National NAIDOC theme is 'Songlines - The living narrative of our nation'.

Dreaming tracks crisscross Australia and trace the journeys of our ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and lores. These dreaming tracks are sometimes called ‘Songlines’ as they record the travels of these ancestral spirits who 'sung' the land into life. They have been passed down for thousands of years and are imperative to the preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices.

For more information visit http://www.naidoc.org.au or the National NAIDOC Facebook Page

Events:

Session:

2016 NAIDOC Karratha Ball

 

The 2016 NAIDOC Ball is presented by YACMAC and sponsored by CITIC Pacific Mining and the City of Karratha. Each ticket includes a 3 course meal and a drink on arrival.

 

Tickets are $60 per ticket and are available from the Tambray, at YACMAC office or online

Date:

Saturday 2 July

Time:

6.30pm

Venue:

The Tambrey Centre – Sunset Room

 

Session:

NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony

 

The NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony signifies the commencement of celebrations of NAIDOC Week in Perth. The event will showcase local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, performers and dancers throughout the day.

 

Find out more here

Date:

Sunday 3 July

Time:

11am – 4pm

Venue:

Elizabeth Quay, Riverside Drive, Perth

 

Session:

Ngarluma Dreamtime Stories and Artefact Carving

 

 

This year, for the first time, the North West Shelf Project Visitors Centre will host a unique event where you’ll get to hear Ngarluma dreamtime stories and participate in artefact carving.

 

For more information please contact the North West Shelf Project Visitors Centre on 9158 8292.

 

Date:

Tuesday 5 July

Time:

10.30am – 11.30am

Venue:

North West Shelf Project Visitor Centre, Karratha

 

Session:

NAIDOC Week Family Day at Woodside

 

As part of NAIDOC Week, Woodside’s Reconciliation Community brings you a variety of fun and family oriented activities for you and your children to enjoy.


Join us in the Woodside Plaza Foyer for a proud and colourful celebration of Aboriginal culture and entertainment. Activities on offer are for all ages and include lessons in Indigenous artwork, and ochre face painting.

Date:

Tuesday 5 July

Time:

11.00am – 1.00pm

Venue:

Woodside Plaza Foyer
240 St Georges Terrace
Perth

 

Session:

NAIDOC Family Fair Day – Indigenous Stalls

 

In another great NAIDOC Week event, Indigenous stall holders are showcasing and selling unique Indigenous designed silk and cashmere scarves, Bush Tucker tasting, Bush flavoured sauces, spices, herbs, art and craft and Brothaboy Clothing products.

Date:

Thursday 7 July

Time:

11.00am – 2.00pm

Venue:

Woodside Plaza Foyer
240 St Georges Terrace
Perth

 

Session:

NAIDOC Week Community Concert

 

​Celebrate NAIDOC Week in the City of Karratha at the NAIDOC Week Community Concert. Catch some of the best Aboriginal musicians in Australia, featuring Troy Cassar-Daley, Dan Sultan and Thelma Plum, plus local talent, market stalls, kids activities, and more.

 

Find out more here

 

For further information on other Karratha NAIDOC week events, please click here

 

Date:

Sunday 10 July

Time:

12pm – 5pm

Venue:

Roebourne High School Oval

 

Session:

2016 Chevron NAIDOC Perth Ball

 

 

The Chevron NAIDOC Ball will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Crown Perth on Friday 8th July, starting at 6.30pm.  A three course meal and drinks will be served.  The night will showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers from Perth and feature headline act Johnny Ford and the Baldja Boys.

 

For further information, including ticket prices, please click here

Date:

Friday 8 July

Time:

6:30pm – 12:00am

Venue:

Crown Perth

 

 

Session:

Hobo

 

Woodside is the Development Partner of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company who are hosting a number of activities, in addition to performing at Woodside Plaza during NAIDOC Week.

 

Of particular interest is Hobo, which is part of the Woodside-supported Next Step Program.

 

Find out more here

Date:

Tuesday 5 July – Saturday 16 July

Time:

7pm

Venue:

The Blue Room Theatre,53 James St, Perth Cultural Centre