ICACC member, Bass Coast Shire, has announced these community events to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2016.
- Bass Coast / South Gippsland Reconciliation Group in conjunction with exhibiting artists is holding an Indigenous art exhibition. Official opening on Friday 1 July (RSVPs essential) and exhibition runs until 28 July. See previous post for details: NAIDOC Art Exhibition Inverloch
- Outa Metro Indigenous football / netball round and Long Walk, Sunday 3 July. Keep up-to-date on the Indigenous match Wonthaggi Power vs Leongatha Parrots on Outa Metro Facebook page or see the flyer for details: Leongatha Parrots vs Wonthaggi Power 2016
- Ramahyuck flag raising ceremony and family day, Tuesday 5 July. More info in the flyer: Ramahyuck Wonthaggi NAIDOC Flyer 2016
- Phillip Island Library NAIDOC Week story time, Tuesday 5 July, starts
- Inverloch Library NAIDOC Week story time, Wednesday 6 July, starts 10:30 AM.
- Wonthaggi Library NAIDOC Week story time, Thursday 7 July, starts 11:00 AM.
- Phillip Island & District Historical Society open day with items from the museum’s registered Boonwurrung / Bunurong collection on
display, Friday 8 July.
More details on all these events including contacts: Bass Coast NAIDOC Week 2016
Cranbourne Gardens Annual
Koolin-ik ba kirrip-buluk (Family & Friends Event)
Join the celebrations at the annual Koolin-ik ba kirrip-buluk (family and friends event) at Cranbourne Gardens for NAIDOC Week 2016.
Activities include a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony, free BBQ, didgeridoo playing, Indigenous story-telling and much more.
When: Wednesday 6 July
10am to 2pm
Where: Ian Potter Lakeside Precinct, Cranbourne Gardens
Cnr Ballarto Road & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, (off South Gippsland Highway)
This is a free event. For directions to Cranbourne Gardens as well as contacts for more info: Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne website
ICACC 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
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
Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee member Vicki Nicholson-Brown has been acknowledged for her 17 years of service to the Committee at a ceremony on Friday 3 October 2014. Aunty Vicki is the outgoing Co-Chair of ICACC.
Cr Angela Long, City of Greater Dandenong and ICACC Co-Chair presented Aunty Vicki with a hand knitted Aboriginal shawl in recognition of her long-standing commitment to ICACC. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the annual Bay Mob Health and Education Expo at Monash University, Peninsula Campus, Frankston.
Aunty Vicki Nicholson-Brown, outgoing ICACC Co-Chair
L-R standing: Ken Liddicoat, Frankston City Council; Emma Wilkinson, City of Casey; Kerri Ritchie, Bass Coast Shire Council; Kate Daddo, Kingston City Council; Cr Angela Long, City of Greater Dandenong & ICACC Co-Chair; seated Vicki Nicholson-Brown ICACC Committee Member.