Naidoc joy in Mandurah
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.