NAIDOC Week 2018

Published on 06 July 2018

NAIDOC Week activities

The Council will host NAIDOC Week celebrations at the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre (Benalla Library) on Thursday 12 July 2018 from 2pm to 4pm.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated nationally from 8-15 July 2018. This year’s NAIDOC theme is Because of her, we can. It celebrates the role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play in our community.

Celebrations at the library begin with an official welcome and acknowledgement to country, followed by activities including story times and craft sessions for all ages. The stories focus on women, self-worth and cultural identity. There is a yarning session with Chris Thorne, Central Hume Koolin Balit Community Support Worker and story time with Desiree Walker, Aboriginal Mental Health Worker. Younger children are invited to celebrate their artistic style in a fun environment.

The Council is supported by Central Hume Primary Care Partnership (CHPCP), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Desiree Walker from Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service and volunteers from the community to bring this event together.

Mayor, Cr Don Firth says the NAIDOC Week celebrations at the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre will be fun and educational.

“The event aims to bring the community together in activities that pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture in a creative and vibrant space,” Cr Firth said.

Afternoon tea will conclude the celebrations. Book by contacting the library on 03 5762 2069.