Be a part of cultural show
CULTURE and dance will be on display on Tuesday as part of the Mareeba Community NAIDOC event at Arnold Park.
The NAIDOC 2017 theme is all about ‘Our Languages Matter’ and the event will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and how indigenous languages play a part in Australian cultural identity.
Song and dance will be a major part of the event along with storytelling and yarning.
PCYC Mareeba branch manager Sergeant Mary-Anne West said there will be plenty of entertainment with indigenous dancing, music, arts and crafts, yarning and storytelling with damper and tea.
She encouraged all members of the community to attend the event as it is not just for indigenous people.
“It is a whole community event with an open invitation so everyone can come and celebrate everything Indigenous,” she said. On the day there will be giveaways, a free sausage sizzle and other food and drinks available to buy.
Mrs West said there was going to be a driving simulator in use on the day thanks to the Deputy of Justice and Attorney General.
“There will be free health checks by Mulungu Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service and plenty of other booths and information for everyone who attends,” she said.
“There will also be information on careers, furthering education including traineeships, apprenticeships, university and Tafe study and other future options.”
The free event will start about 10am on Tuesday September 19 and go until 2pm. For more information contact Mareeba PCYC on 4092 4231 or email them on Mareeba@pcyc.org.au. To comment on this story: editorial@tablelandnewspapers. com.au facebook.com/tablelandsadvertiser
NAIDOC celebrations will be held at Arnold Park next Tuesday including traditional dances from students like Andrew Brimm, Steven Roberts and Sijarne Miles.