Naidoc joy in Mandurah

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

NAIDOC Week is a great op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in Mandurah and sup­port the lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der com­mu­nity.

This year, the theme (from July 8-15) is Be­cause of Her, We Can and a chance to ac­knowl­edge that women have played and con­tinue to play sig­nif­i­cant roles in fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties.

As lead­ers, trail blaz­ers, politi­cians, ac­tivists and so­cial change ad­vo­cates, Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­land women fought and still fight for jus­tice, equal rights, right to coun­try, law and jus­tice, ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment and to main­tain and cel­e­brate cul­ture, lan­guage, mu­sic and art.

The Bind­jareb Naidoc com­mit­tee in­vites the com­mu­nity to this year’s an­nual Naidoc cel­e­bra­tions on Mon­day, July 9.

The event will in­clude a com­mu­nity walk down the eastern fore­shore at 4pm, a flag rais­ing cer­e­mony at Mand­jar Square at 4.30pm and the Bind­jareb Art Award, en­ter­tain­ment with Della Rae Mor­ri­son, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, a shared com­mu­nity meal, cul­tural danc­ing, key­note speaker Pro­fes­sor Pat Dud­geon and a youth hub in­clud­ing footy and bas­ket­ball clin­ics at Mandurah Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre be­tween 5-8pm.

The 2018 Bind­jareb Naidoc Ball is at Bendigo Bank Sta­dium on July 14 from 6pm to mid­night.

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