NAIDOC week: Let's build pathways to closing the gap

Unison acknowledges and respects the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land we live and work on.

NAIDOC week, celebrated nationally July 7-14, and the week prior in Victoria, is just around the corner. With it a host of festivities and celebrations are taking place in the community.

This is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

NAIDOC is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. NAIDOC is a time to learn about, and celebrate, the rich cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We all have a responsibility to work towards eliminating the disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.

Here is a series of free events within our communities and some online resources to help increase knowledge and build pathways to closing the gap.

 

 

Online resources

 

-      http://www.shareourpride.org.au/

-      https://museumsvictoria.com.au/website/bunjilaka/visiting/first-peoples/

-      Ted Talks:

o    Science, art, and reconciliation by Steven Tingay at TEDxPerth

o     ONExSAMENESS by Dr Anita Heiss at TEDxBrisbane

o     Two worlds by Ingrid Cumming at TEDxPerth

o     IndigenousX by Luke Pearson at TEDxCanberra

o      ONExEAR by Michael Williams

o     All you need is…. TO DREAM by Chris Sarra TEDxBrisbane

 

 

NAIDOC March

 

-      July 5: NAIDOC March Melbourne https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/culture/2019_Victorian_NAIDOC_March

-      July 12: NAIDOC March Adelaide + Family Fun Day: https://www.naidocsa.com/events/naidoc-march-and-family-fun-day.html

 

 

CITY OF MELBOURNE

 

 

-      July 1: Flag raising ceremony https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/culture/2019_Victorian_NAIDOC_Flag_Raising_Ceremony

-      July 5: NAIDOC march https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/culture/2019_Victorian_NAIDOC_March

-      July 5: Kids activity > Necklace and bracelet making http://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/event/river-reed-necklace-bracelet-making-rocky-tregonning/?epage=1

-      Until July 28: Koorroyarr (art Exhbition at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square) https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/exhibition/Koorroyarr

 

 

CITY OF MOONEY VALLEY

 

-      June 24 (Sam Merrifield) / June 25 (Niddrie) / June 26 (Avondale Heights) / June 27 (Ascot Vale) / June 28 (Flemington) > kids activities https://www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/For-Residents/Libraries/Whats-On/Children-programs.aspx

-      July 12: ‘The Song Keepers’ (film at the Avondale Heights library) https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/entertainment/The_Song_Keepers_-_Films_in_the_Atrium

 

 

CITY OF YARRA

 

-      July 10: Family fun day at Collingwood farm https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/culture/Family_Farm_Fun_Day

 

 

GEELONG

 

-      July 9: Book launch at the library https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/literary/Tony_Birch_The_White_Girl_launch_-_Geelong

 

 

MORELAND CITY COUNCIL

 

-      July 4: VACL 25th Anniversary NAIDOC Exhibition https://www.deadlystory.com/page/culture/events-calendar/culture/VACL_25th_Anniversary_NAIDOC_Exhibition

 

 

WYNDHAM CITY

 

-      July 7 (Werribee) Elders Gathering https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/stolenwealth-elders-gathering

-      July 9: Flag raising ceremony (Werribee) https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/naidoc-week-flag-raising

-      July 10 (Werribee) Ochre Painting Workshop https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/native-flowers-ochre