Let's Go First Nations

Let's Go First Nations
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​Let's Go First Nations Cultural Celebration


1 September - 30 November


Acknowledgement of Country

CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

First Nations culture starts with its people.

Let's Go First Nations is a celebration that will open a door into a world where past, present and future meet. We invite you to experience, appreciate and understand the fascinating culture and history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 
Launch Ceremony for Let's Go First Nations

Join us for the official launch of Let's Go First Nations.

We'll mark the start of this cultural celebration with a Welcome to Country ceremony and a Smoking Ceremony, an ancient Aboriginal custom with strong spiritual significance.  This will be followed by traditional Aboriginal dance featuring the Koomurri Dancers, digeridoo performance and much more.

Where: BLaKC Cafe at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
When: Wednesday 14 September
Time: 4-6pm

Bush tucker refreshments will be provided. This is a FREE event, and all are welcome. Bookings required; please call 9707 9708 or 9707 9713, or register online here.
 

First Nations Cultural Experience Workshop

Experience an introduction to First Nations culture with this interactive workshop. Enjoy a show-and-tell of musical instruments and artefacts, then learn a song and dance. The session will include time for Q&As and perhaps getting your face painted with ochre with Uncle Matt.  

All ages are welcome at this FREE workshop and bookings are required.
​Where
​When
​Time
​Facilitator
​Bookings
​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
​Thursday 15 September
​10am-noon
​Uncle Matt Doyle
​9707 9708
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​Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
​Thursday 13 October
​​10am-noon
​Ms Koreena Leverett
​9707 5436
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​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
​Thursday 10 November
​10.30am-12.30pm
​Uncle Matt Doyle
​9789 9405
Book online

 
 Beading craft

Join us to make a beadwork wristband using the rich, earthy colours of  the Australian landscape of First Nations people.

This is a FREE workshop and bookings are required. Ages 10 and over.
​Where
​When
​Time
Bookings
​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
​Tuesday 6 September
​3-5pm

​9707 9708
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​Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 14 September
​11am-1pm

​9707 9744
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​Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
Friday 16 September
​3-4.30pm

9707 9737
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​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
​Friday 7 October
​10.30am–12.30pm

​9789 9405
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​Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
​Tuesday 11 October
​3-5pm

​9707 9740
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​Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
​Monday 24 October
​3-5pm 

9789 9417
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​​Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
​​Tuesday 25 October
​​3-5pm
​9707 9747
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​Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 26 October
​3-5pm
​9789 9419
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​Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
​Friday 18 November
​10.30am-12.30pm
​9707 5436
Book online

 
Bush Tucker Talk and Tasting

Bush Tucker is food native to Australia which has been traditionally gathered and eaten by First Nations people. It ranges from animals and insects to plants, berries and much more! This bush tucker (flora and fauna) is also used as food, medicine, healing and much more, and is still used by many today. Come along to learn about and taste these delicacies.
This is a FREE event, including bush tucker refreshments. All are welcome. Bookings required.
Where
​When
​Time
​Bookings
​​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
​Friday 7 October
​​10am-noon
​9707 9713
 Book online
​​Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
​Thursday 10 November
​​10am-noon
​9707 9737
Book online


Basket Weaving

Learn the traditional First Nations art of basket weaving.  Using natural materials, you will weave a coil-style basket with your own hands and take your creation home.

 This workshop is FREE, but please call your local library to book your place. The basket weaving events are all FULLY BOOKED.
Where
​When
​Time
​Bookings
​Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
​Tuesday 4 October
​10am-1pm
​9707 9737
Book online
​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
​Monday 10 October
​10am-1pm
​9789 9405
Book online
​Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 19 October
​2-5pm
​9789 9419
Book online
​Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
Thursday 20 October
​​​10am-1pm
​​​9707 5436
Book online


Twilight Adventure
School aged children (ages 5-12) are invited to enjoy a twilight adventure we're they'll learn about First Nations culture with crafts, games and stories. 
Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
When: Friday 21 October, 6pm
Bookings essential: click here.


Dreamtime Preschool Story  Time

Stories of the Dreamtime have been passed down among First Nations people for many generations. They tell of a time when ancestral spirits made their way throughout the land. Join us to hear Dreamtime stories that explain the origins of the universe.

This is a FREE event for children aged 3-5. Bookings are required at some branches. See Preschool Story Time for your library.
​Where
​When
​Time
​Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
​Tuesday 1 November
​11am
Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
​​Tuesday 1 November
​​11am
​Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
​​Tuesday 1 November
​​11am
​Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 2 November
​10.30am
​Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 2 November
​11am
Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 2 November
​11am
​Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
​Wednesday 2 November
​10am
​Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
​Thursday 3 November
​11am
​Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
​Thursday 3 November
​10.30am


First Nations movie screenings

Join us to watch films inspired by First Nations history and culture. Bookings are required.


Walkabout 

Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre 

When: Thursday 13 October 

Time: 3-5pm   

For bookings, call 9789 9419  or book online.

Set in the Australian outback, Walkabout is about two white school children who are left to fend for themselves in the Australian outback and who come across a teenage Aboriginal boy who helps them to survive. 

 

The Tracker 

Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre 

When: Friday 14 October 

Time: 10am-noon 

For bookings, call 9789 9405  or book online.

When a white woman is murdered in 1920s Australia, a police officer (Gary Sweet) ventures into the outback with a small crew in search of the aboriginal fugitive (Noel Wilton) accused of the crime. In his group are a newcomer to the country (Damon Gameau), an old sage (Grant Page) and an indigenous tracker (David Gulpilil) who is not fully trusted by the racially prejudiced officer. As the pursuit through this dangerous territory drags on, tensions begin to rise between the crew members. 

 

Occupation: Native  

Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre 

When: Thursday 27 October  

Time10am-noon 

Q&A with Aunty Jennifer Newman 

For bookings, call 9707 9708 or book online.

Come along to watch ‘Occupation: Native’, a film that shares stories of significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples during the European Settlement, and the impact of the settlement on First Nations People.  

The session will conclude with a question and answer session with one of our local Aboriginal Elders, Aunty Jennifer Newman. 


Full Calendar of First Nations Events


All online bookings can be found here

Date and TimeEventLocation
6 September, 3-5pmBeading craftBankstown Library
14 September, 11am-1pmBeading craftGreenacre Library
14 September, 4-7pmLaunch CeremonyBankstown Library and Cafe
15 September, 10am-noonCultural experience workshopBankstown Library
16 September, 3-4.30pmBeading craftPanania Library
4 October, 10am-1pmBasket WeavingPanania Library
7 October, 10am-noonBush tucker talk and tastingBankstown Library
7 October, 10.30am-12.30pmBeading craftCampsie Library
10 October, 10am-1pmBasket weavingCampsie Library
11 October, 3-5pmBeading craftChester Hill Library
​13 October, 10am-noon
​Cultural experience workshop
​Riverwood Library
13 October, 3-5pmMovie screeningsLakemba Library
14 October, 10am-noonMovie screeningsCampsie Library
19 October, 2-5pmBasket WeavingLakemba Library
20 October, 10am-1pmBasket WeavingRiverwood Library
24 October, 3-5pmBeading craftEarlwood Library
25 October, 3-5pmBeading craftPadstow Library
26 October, 3-5pmBeading craftLakemba Library
27 October, 10am-noonMovie screeningsBankstown Library
1 November, 11amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeChester Hill Library
1 November, 11amDreamtime Preschool Story TimePadstow Library
1 November, 11amDreamtime Preschool Story TimePanania Library
2 November, 10amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeRiverwood Library
2 November, 10.30amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeEarlwood Library
2 November, 11amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeGreenacre Library
2 November, 11amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeLakemba Library
3 November, 10.30amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeCampsie Library
3 November, 11amDreamtime Preschool Story TimeBankstown Library
10 November, 10am-noonBush tucker talk and tastingPanania Library
​10 November, 10.30am-12.30pm
​Cultural experience workshop
​Campsie Library
18 November, 10.30am-12.30pmBeading craftRiverwood Library

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