Celebrations put culture in the spotlight
A damper cooking demonstration, talent quest and indigenous film festival were among the packed program of events Shire of Ashburton towns put on to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
In Paraburdoo, Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation presented a luncheon for seniors and activity days for children as well as native food tastings, fire-pit cooking and billy tea.
Residents were also invited to showcase their hidden talents at the NAIDOC Family Talent Quest held at Ashburton Hall on July 2.
In Tom Price, community members flocked to a traditional opening ceremony and welcome to country run by the Aboriginal Biodiversity Corporation on July 3.
An indigenous film festival featuring locally made Pilbara films marked the end of the week’s events.
Pannawonica residents celebrated with art and sports activities led by Parla-Pooni, an interactive cultural dance by Mayaga Made performers and live music from the Red Ochre Band.
Shire president Kerry White said it was important for all members of the community to come together and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.