NAIDOC Week 2016: City of Kingston is holding a month of celebrations

Kingston_Logo_Narrow_colourICACC member, City of Kingston, is celebrating NAIDOC for the seventh year running with a month-long program of arts and cultural activities. 

The program opens on Sunday 3 July from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with Welcome to Country and smoking ceremonies being performed at Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin. 

The program will then run throughout July, in a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Events include:

  • Exhibition and Artist Floor Talk – Songlines Her: stories by Paola Balla. The exhibition is open from Sunday 3 July to Tuesday 2 August. The artist floor talk is on Saturday 16 July at 2:00 PM.
  • Clocktower Projections by Josh Muir, screening nightly from Sunday 3 July to Tuesday 2 August, between 6:00 and 9:00 PM.
  • Baluk Arts Workshop for Kids, Saturday 9 July at 2:00 PM.
  • The Sapphires Film Screening, Saturday 23 July at 2:00 PM.
  • Baluk Arts Workshop for Adults, Saturday 30 July at 2:00 PM.

For costs, bookings and more info on these NAIDOC Week 2016 events in City of Kingston, visit Kingston Arts website
or click:  Kingston Arts Media Release NAIDOC 2016

NAIDOC Week 2016: Indigenous art exhibition – Inverloch

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2016 the Bass Coast – South Gippsland Reconciliation Group is holding an Indigenous art exhibition in Inverloch. 

The official opening of the exhibition is on Friday 1 July, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, while the exhibition itself runs until Thursday 28 July 2016. 

To attend the official opening, RSVPs are essential to:
See below for more info: 

NAIDOC 2016 Inverloch Art Exhibition

The official opening is sponsored by ICACC member, Bass Coast Shire Council.


NAIDOC Week 2016: community event in Harmony Square – Dandenong

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Come along to a fun-filled community and Council event to celebrate NAIDOC Week in the City of Greater Dandenong.

Activities will include an official opening by Mayor, Heang Tak, alongside a local community Elder and also include three young Aboriginal people who’ll be acting as MCs.

Performances by an Indigenous Hip Hop group and Jindi Worabak Dancers, broadcasting live on the big screen, as well as crowd participation in the workshops and other fun activities.

When:  Monday, 4 July 2016, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Where:  Harmony Square, City of Greater Dandenong Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175

Free event, all welcome.

More info:  City of Greater Dandenong website
or see the flyer:  NAIDOC week 2016 celebrations CoGD

Nominations now open for 2016 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll

Victorian_Aboriginal_Honour_RollEach year the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll acknowledges and celebrates the wide-ranging achievement of Aboriginal people past and present.

In its first five years, 79 people have been inducted in recognition of their outstanding achievements in social, cultural, economic and community leadership and impact. Their life stories are presented in the Honour Roll book which is on permanent display in the Victorian Parliament.

Nominating will recognise and celebrate Aboriginal community heroes and show support for this important initiative.

Fore more information about previous inductees, as well as the nomination form and contacts for more info, visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.

Please note the closing date for nominations is 5:00 PM Friday 1 July, 2016.

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Weekly Koorie Youth program – Doveton


The Inspired Youth Group is a Koorie Youth Program for young people aged 10-25 years. 

The weekly meetings provide a platform for participants to learn new skills, meet new people, connect with culture and most importantly – have fun. It’s run by the Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Limited with support from the City of Greater Dandenong and the City of Casey. 

When:  every Monday during school term, from 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Where:  The Gathering Place, 20 Agonis Street, Doveton, Vic 3177

Inspired is an acronym that stands for Indigenous; First Nationals; Spiritual; Proud; Involved; Respectful; Equal; and Deadly.

For more info see the flyer: Inspired Youth Group Flyer
or the City of Greater Dandenong website.

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