EVENTS TO CELEBRATE CULTURE
The City of Rockingham is set to acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week with a series of free community events to provide opportunities for people to learn more about, and celebrate different aspects of, Aboriginal cultures.
NAIDOC Week is held each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and will be held from July 2-9.
The theme is Our Languages Matter, which highlights and celebrates the unique and essential role indigenous languages play in cultural identity.
Mayor Barry Sammels said all community members were invited to be involved in the free events in Rockingham this NAIDOC Week.
“There is something for everyone, including a NAIDOC celebration day, bush tucker tastings, a community dot painting event, a kids’ art workshop and a NAIDOC storytime,” Mr Sammels said.
The Rockingham NAIDOC Week celebration event will be held at the Gary Holland Community Centre today from 10.30am-1pm.
The whole community is welcome to go along and enjoy cultural performances, community stalls and fun activities.
Noongar Radio will broadcast live from the event and guests will enjoy performances by the Yonga Boys, the Madjitil Moorna Choir and the Kaa Kaa Middars, a local dance group formed by students from Cooloongup Primary School and Rockingham Senior High School.
“Having the event just before NAIDOC Week officially starts provides an important opportunity to engage local schools, as performers as well as participants,” Mr Sammels said
For more information, contact the City on 9528 0333 or customer@ rockingham.wa.gov.au or visit rock ingham.wa.gov.au.
The Yonga Boys will perform at the Rockingham NAIDOC celebration event today.