A flag-raising event was held at the North West Shelf (NWS) Project Visitors Centre, overlooking Karratha Gas Plant, on 5 July to mark the beginning of NAIDOC Week celebrations in the City of Karratha.
Both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags were raised in recognition of the importance of the week and as a sign of respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The event was followed by a Ngarluma Dreamtime Stories session and Artefact Carving workshop at the Visitors Centre, which were both open to the public and well attended by locals and visitors to the region.
The Dreamtime Stories session was run by Clinton Walker, a successful Aboriginal tourism operator from the City of Karratha area.
The Artefact Carving workshop was run by Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) Community leader Marshall Smith.
This year's theme for NAIDOC Week across Australia is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation.
The Dreamtime Stories session and Artefact Carving workshop were intended to help share that narrative with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the City of Karratha.
The NWS Project is a proud supporter of NAIDOC Week celebrations across the City of Karratha.