NAIDOC Week in Kempsey

NAIDOC celebrations were in full swing yesterday afternoon at Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park.

The afternoon saw local kids learn about native bush food and arts and crafts while adults were involved in a weaving workshop.

The event was organised by Kempsey Shire Library, Booroongen Djugun Limited and New Horizons.

Co-ordinator from Kempsey Shire Library Angie Meers said continuing the library’s involvement in NAIDOC Week celebrations is important.

“The Library does an event for NAIDOC Week every year and we want to encourage Wigay Park as a venue and fun place to come and learn about Aboriginal culture,” Ms Meers said.

“We want to engage the community in an exchange of culture and promote the richness of Aboriginal culture.”

Local children learnt about native trees and bush food by artist and educator Leana Shennan and also were involved in a craft workshop.

NAIDOC Week celebrations wrap up in Kempsey on Saturday, with a community celebration dinner at South West Rocks Country Club.

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