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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Koorie homework centre at Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place – Doveton

Koorie Homework Centre graphicAre you a secondary (high school) or tertiary student in the City of Casey who requires study support?

Come along to the Homework Centre at the Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place where you can access computers, tutors and a supportive group environment.

When:  every Wednesday during school term, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place
20 Agonis Street, Doveton, Vic 3177

For more info and to register your interest see the flyer: Koorie homework centre flyer

Aboriginal women’s group Dandenong: healthy relationships group


Please note the venue has now changed for this group (new location below and in the flyer).

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency is running women’s groups with a focus on healthy relationships. The groups are being run in Dandenong every Tuesday.

When: every Tuesday, except school holidays from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where:  Memorial Hall (signage says Senior Citizens Centre)
10 Langhorne Street, Dandenong VIC 3175

Activities will include:

• Women’s Yarning Circle
• Cultural Well Being
• Group activities
• Craft activities for children

See the flyer for more information, contacts and Melway references:  Southern Womens Group Flyer 2