The Macleay Valley will come together in July to celebrate NAIDOC Week, with a number of events for locals to get involved in.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.
This years' theme of 'Voice, Treaty, Truth: Let's work together for a shared future' focuses on Indigenous Australians' voice and encourages people from all backgrounds to come together and work towards a shared future.
NAIDOC Week activities in the Macleay Valley will run from Sunday July 7 to Friday July 12.
Sunday July 7
- 10am-12pm: Cultural Activities at Trial Bay Gaol. Hosted by South West Rocks Figtree Aboriginal Corporation
Monday July 8
- 10am: Grandfather Sun Ceremony and NAIDOC March at Kempsey Pool in Belgrave St. Hosted by Booroongen Djugun Limited and Kempsey Shire Council
- 11am: Flag Raising Ceremony at Services Club Park in Belgrave St. Hosted by Kempsey Local Aboriginal Lands Council and Kempsey Shire Council
- 12:30-2:30pm: Family Activities and BBQ at South Kempsey Community Centre with transport to Movie Night at Dunghutti Elders in Queen St, South Kempsey. Hosted by South Kempsey Community Centre
- 5:30pm: Movie Night at Dunghutti Elders in South St. Hosted by Ready Mob and Dunghutti Elders
Tuesday July 9
- 10:30am-2:30pm: Durri Family Health Day at Durri ACMS in York Ln. Hosted by Durri ACMS
- 11am: Baby Photos at Dunghutti Elders in South St. Hosted by Dunghutti Elders
- 1pm: Wigay Weaving and Craft at Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park in Tozer St. Hosted by Kempsey Shire Library and Red Cross
Wednesday July 10
- 10am: Burrun Dalai Family Fun Day at Services Club Park in Belgrave St. Hosted by Burrun Dalai Aboriginal Corporation Inc
Thursday July 11
- 11am: NAIDOC Morning Tea at Kempsey District Hospital in River St. Hosted by Mid North Coast Local Health District
- 12:30pm: Booroongen Djugun Elders Luncheon at Booroongen Djugun Aged Care Facility in River St. Hosted by Booroongen Djugun
- 12:30pm-2:30pm: Family Activities Day at South Kempsey Community Centre in Queen St. Hosted by South Kempsey Community Centre
- 5pm: Ready Mob Kids Disco at Dunghutti Elders in South St. Hosted by Ready Mob and Dunghutti Elders
Friday July 12
- 9:30am: AES and Red Cross Ten Pin Bowling at Dunghutti Elders. Hosted by Aboriginal Employment Strategy and Red Cross
- 9:30am: AES Men's Golf Day at Kempsey Golf Club. Hosted by Aboriginal Employment Strategy
- 9:30am-10:30am: NAIDOC Morning Tea at Kempsey Centrelink Carpark in Elbow St. Hosted by Department of Human Services
- 11am: Dunghutti Elders Baby Welcoming at Dunghutti Elders. Hosted by Dunghutti Elders
- 12:30pm: AES and Red Cross NAIDOC Lunch at Dunghutti Elders. Hosted by Aboriginal Employment Strategy and Red Cross
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