Naidoc Week 2016

NAIDOC Week 2016 is underway in the Cessnock Local Government Area as the community celebrates Indigenous culture through an exciting calendar of events.

NAIDOC Week 2016 is underway in the Cessnock Local Government Area as the community celebrates Indigenous culture through an exciting calendar of events.

Officially NAIDOC Week runs from July 3-10 however a variety of activities have been organised throughout June. These include the ‘Songlines Print Project’ Exhibition which features work produced by local Aboriginal artists and the ‘Tell me your Story’ Exhibition, both at the Cessnock Regional Art Gallery.  

Sixteen activities have been planned for the 2016 program including workshops, art exhibitions, library activities, flag raising ceremonies, the NAIDOC Awards night and the annual Black Creek Aboriginal Corporation Street Parade through Cessnock as part of the family Fun Day. It offers something for the whole community.  

The major events of the week are the two family fun days, run by Barkuma Neighbourhood Centre in Kurri Kurri and Black Creek Aboriginal Corporation in Cessnock. These are great family events which include a traditional dancers, food stalls, rides and Australian Hip Hop Legends ‘The Last Kinection’ hosted by the Drop the Beat Program. Come along for a great day out!  

The Fun Days are an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents to join together and celebrate the vibrant culture of Indigenous Australia.  

The whole community is encouraged to get involved in NAIDOC Week and become part of promoting understanding, acceptance and harmony.  

The full program and details can be found in the ‘What’s On’ calendar at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au