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Canterbury-Bankstown NAIDOC Celebrations

Canterbury-Bankstown NAIDOC Celebrations NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across the City of Canterbury Bankstown each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. No Canterbury-Bankstown NAIDOC Celebrations NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across the City of Canterbury Bankstown each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 1/07/2019 9:00 AM 31/07/2019 5:00 PM Multiple venues throughout our City Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People; Events; What's On; NAIDOC Week
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Throughout July 2019

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The celebrations are a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Canterbury Bankstown will be hosting several events in throughout the month of July in partnership with local community organisations. All welcome.

Information regarding details can be found in the Canterbury Bankstown NAIDOC Celebrations Booklet.

NAIDOC Week Celebration

When: Tuesday 2 July
Time: 11.30am-1pm
Where: Anzac Park Anglo Road, Campsie

This FREE event will include a smoking ceremony, traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural show and Australian wildlife show, art activities and a barbeque lunch.

For more information, call Council’s Diversity Officer on 9789 9472 or email joanna.stobinski@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

When: Saturday 6 July
Time: 10am-3pm
Where: Paul Keating Park The Mall, Bankstown

Come along for a FREE day of celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, including music, performances, art workshops and a barbeque lunch.

For more information, call Council’s Diversity Officer on 9789 9863 or email turkan.aksoy@cbcity.nsw.gov.au or Aunty Lynette Martin auntylynmartin@gmail.com

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film screenings

When: Thursday 4 July
Time: 10am-11.30am
Where: Riverwood Community Hub 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood, Cnr Washington Avenue

Come to a FREE screening of Liyarn Ngarn, a story of Patrick Dodson’s 30-year mission to bring about a true and lasting reconciliation between Australia’s original owners and all immigrants. It is also a tragic story of Louis St John, an Aboriginal youth, and starring Archie Roach, an Aboriginal musician and member of Stolen Generation.

For more information, call Council’s Diversity Officer Joanna on 9789 9472, email joanna.stobinski@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film screenings

When: Wednesday 10 July
Time: 10am-11.30am
Where: Chester Hill Library 12 Chester Hill Rd, Chester Hill NSW 2162

Come to a FREE screening of Liyarn Ngarn, a story of Patrick Dodson’s 30-year mission to bring about a true and lasting reconciliation between Australia’s original owners and all immigrants. It is also a tragic story of Louis St John, an Aboriginal youth, and starring Archie Roach, an Aboriginal musician and member of Stolen Generation.

For more information, call Council’s Diversity Officer Turkan 9707 9863 email turkan.aksoy@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Cooks River Story Project Photographic Exhibition

When: 1-14 July
Time: During Library opening hours
Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie

This stunning exhibition by Asher Milgate pairs natural soundscapes of the Cooks River with photographic portraits and oral histories of Aboriginal people, with a lived experience and connection to the River. It is a commissioned work funded by the Australian Government through the Cooks River Alliance.

For more information, call Council’s Diversity Officer on 9789 9472 or email joanna.stobinski@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Villawood NAIDOC Community Lunch

When: Tuesday 9 July
Time: Noon-2pm
Where: Urana St Hub, 7 Urana St, Villawood

A free community lunch hosted by the Urana Project services network. All welcome. For enquiries, please call Aimee on 0428 178 242.

Bangali: Adorned, beautified and treasured objects of cultural illumination Kerri Kenton

When: June-July
Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, Incubate Gallery 5 Olympic Pde, Bankstown

Kerri Kenton is a local Darug artist working in weaving, painting and design, who also produces works on paper. Her works are inspired by her indigenous heritage and the environment.