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NAIDOC Week in Greater Dandenong

NAIDOC Week in Greater Dandenong

09 July 2018

Greater Dandenong has a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history that dates back thousands of years. This week Council is celebrating NAIDOC Week (8-15 July).

The theme for 2018 is ‘Because of Her We Can’, which celebrates the invaluable contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our community’s rich history.

This week is an important occasion, but not just for the indigenous community. It provides us all with an opportunity to celebrate and promote a greater understanding of the peoples, cultures histories and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

On Monday 2 July Council held an early celebration inviting little ones to be a part of a special Welcome Baby to Country ceremony.

On Tuesday 10 July at the Gloria Pyke Netball Stadium in Dandenong, Council will partner with a number of local organisations for the NAIDOC Children’s Day. The event will be run by the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and the Dandenong and Districts Aborigines Cooperative.

Activities include:
• Aboriginal cultural displays and activities
• Aboriginal dancers
• Dodgem cars
• Clown trailer
• Merry-go round
• Jumping castles
• Bush tucker food

Two Council officers will also attend the first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Conference in over 30 years, on 11-12 July in Sydney.





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