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NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. 

NAIDOC Week will be held from 8-15 November 2020. The week will feature a range of informative and engaging activities for people of all ages, which will align with this year’s theme: “Always Was, Always Will Be”. Stay tuned for more details.


Woman standing by river DIGITAL | NAIDOC Week: Dreaming stories

Listen and watch as story-teller Jess Sinnott from Koori Kinnections shares her favourite Dreaming stories. This delightful story-telling session especially for the children of City of Ryde, is filmed in the natural environment on Gumbaynnggir Country.

Date: Tuesday 10 November
Location: Online

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DIGITAL | NAIDOC Week: Online Cooking Class

Learn about traditional and contemporary uses of local bushfood with Aboriginal Educator, Jess Sinnott from Koori Kinnections.

Cook along with Jess and learn how to make delicious lemon myrtle lemonade and native raspberry and white chocolate damper.  

Date: Saturday 14 November
Location: Online

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Join the ILLUME GIRLS as they perform 2 sets of their original music in their studio.

The ILLUME GIRLS provide exotic harmonies, with a powerful presence, these women deliver emotive & soulful music described as "smokey honey" singing both in Yolngu matha and English.

Date: Thursday 12 November (7pm and 8pm)
Location: Online

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Take a walk along the Wulaba track, enjoy the remnant of bushland in Glades Bay Reserve and be on the lookout for bush tucker plants as you are guided through the bush to the shores of the Parramatta River. Learn about the local indigenous history of the Wallumedegal, understand their co-existence within the surrounding area of Glades Bay and visit Aboriginal rock carvings.

Date: Saturday 14 November (10am and 12pm) Location: Glades Bay Reserve, York Street, Gladesville.

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Last updated on 9 November 2020