Thou­sands at cel­e­bra­tion

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

MORE than 2000 peo­ple at­tended Naidoc Week cel­e­bra­tions at Mid­land Oval last week, which in­cluded mu­sic, food and tra­di­tional en­ter­tain­ment.

The City of Swan hosted the July 10 event cel­e­brat­ing Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture, which in­cluded a Wel­come to Coun­try, flag rais­ing and awards cer­e­mony.

There was a youth zone with life art, vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ences and a footy com­pe­ti­tion, as well as craft ac­tiv­i­ties for el­ders.

Free food in­cluded kan­ga­roo stew with damper.

This year’s theme, ‘Be­cause of her, we can’, ac­knowl­edged the achieve­ments of Abo­rig­i­nal women within their com­mu­nity.

“This year’s theme is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant in recog­nis­ing the cen­tral role of Abo­rig­i­nal women in their com­mu­nity,” Mayor David Lu­cas said.

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