Naidoc Celebrations

Saturday, 1st July 2017 - 2pm to 5pm
Come and join us on the Waterford Plaza for a wonderful afternoon of cultural celebrations to help kick off Naidoc Week 2017.

Proudly supported by Richmond Wellbeing, with assistance from Moorditj Keila, Maar Moorditj Training and Lifestream Church.

TIME TABLE OF EVENTS:
- AbMusic Performance #1 (2pm)
- Welcome to Country by James Webb (2.30pm)
- Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group & Kwoppardar Kenniny Yok Dance Group Combined Performance (2.45pm to 3.45pm)
- AbMusic Performance #2 (3.45pm)
- Free Sausage Sizzle (4pm to 5pm)
- Moorditj Keila Youth Fashion Show (4.10pm)...
- Lifestream Church Singing Performance (4.30pm to 5pm)
- Community Group Displays (2pm to 5pm)
- Event Finishes (5pm)
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- Aunty Nola Landscape Artwork Demonstration (2pm to 5pm)
- Aunty Nola Aboriginal Art Display (2pm to 5pm)
- Traditional Face Painting with Jasmine (2pm to 5pm - Free)
- Storytelling & Language Sessions by Albert Knapp* (2pm to 4pm)
- Free 5 minute Neck & Shoulder Massage Treatments (2pm to 4pm)
- Community displays by Moorditj Keila, Maar Moorditj Training, Richard Wellbeing, ARCHE Health and Southcare.

*Albert Knapp is an Aboriginal elder and a language speaker (who currently lives in Perth but is) originally from the Wilamen Language Group of the lower Great Southern Region of WA.
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Official Naidoc Week - 2nd to 9th July 2017
Theme: Our Language Matters

Languages are the breath of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For tens of thousands of years they have played a unique and essential role in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

They are the original languages of this nation and a priceless treasure, not just for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but for all Australians

**Header Artwork Title: Your Tribe, My Tribe, Our Nation
Artist: Joanne Cassady