Honouring what matters at annual NAIDOC Celebration Day

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

People of all ages are invited to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at Lismore City Council’s annual NAIDOC Celebration Day on Thursday, 29 June.

In 2017 the theme is ‘Our Languages Matter’ and people are invited to come along to the Lismore Showground for a day of learning, sharing, fun and friendship.

The day features a formal Welcome to Country and information stalls from more than 30 local service providers, as well as family activities including sports games, children’s activities, face painting, food stalls, and a talent showcase by local schools.

There will also be Aboriginal business displays, dance performances and an Elders’ Tent with morning tea and lunch provided.

“NAIDOC Celebration Day is about honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with fun, colour and music,” Council’s Event Officer Leanne Clark said.

“Coming together in celebration is an informal but very important way to share culture and learn from one another. Events like these deliver reconciliation outcomes in authentic ways. People talk to one another, learn from one another, laugh with one another and ultimately, leave with a greater appreciation and understanding of one another’s culture.”

NAIDOC Celebration Day runs from 10am to 2.30pm at the Lismore Showground on Thursday, 29 June. Entry is free and the whole community is welcome.

Image: Bundjalung dance group The Deadly Bunarhms will be performing at the NAIDOC Celebration Day on Thursday, 29 June.

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