Deadly Day Out celebrates culture
TOWNSVILLE’S Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community’s week of cultural celebrations will culminate in a street parade and Deadly Day Out today.
The annual National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee week started in Townsville on Monday with a flag- raising ceremony at Thuringowa Sound Shell, and continued with breakfast on Wednesday.
Townsville NAIDOC committee vice- chair Daphne Tapim said the week was a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
“It’s an opportunity for indigenous and non- indigenous people and young and older generations to come together and share stories,” she said.
“It’s important for us to cel-
a ebrate the good things.”
Today’s Deadly Day Out will start with a march along Thuringowa Drive at 10am, then a gathering at Riverway Park from 11.30.
“A lot of young indigenous people in Townsville and North Queensland struggle with a lot of issues, so it’s important they can see organisations that work with us and who can help them in any way,” Ms Tapim said.