NAIDOC Week - Always Was, Always Will Be

Media Release 21 October 2020

Celebrate National NAIDOC Week with a week of free community events and activities around the City, supported by Act, Belong, Commit.

NAIDOC Week will be held from 8-15 November. The event is normally held in July, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be, recognising that the First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate and respect the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our community.

“NAIDOC Week is an important week in the City’s cultural calendar, and I encourage our local community to join me for the City’s first event, the NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony at the South Perth Community Hall, which will be followed by a light afternoon tea,” Mayor Milner said.

NAIDOC Week events and activities include:

9 November, 12.30-1.30pm

Flag Raising Ceremony at South Perth Community Hall, followed by a light morning tea at the Civic Centre

10 November, 10.30-11.30am

Intergenerational Storytime and craft activity at Collier Park Village Community Centre

10 November, 6-7pm

Aboriginal Astronomy with Toogarr Morrison at John McGrath Pavilion

12 November, 10.30-11.30am

NAIDOC Storytime and craft activity at South Perth Library

13 November, 10.30-11.30am

Noongar Storytime and craft activity at Karawara Shopping Centre

18 November, 7-8pm

Online Words with Wine – Claire Coleman

All events are FREE, booking is essential, for more information please visit our website.

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