NAIDOC Week Recognised With Community Events In July

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during NAIDOC Week, from 7 to 14 July.

This year’s theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud, is an acknowledgement of the strength, vitality and endurance of First Nations’ cultures.

“NAIDOC Week is a yearly reminder of the contributions and achievements of First Nations’ cultures across Australia and our community,” Mayor Dr George Greiss said.

“Together we help keep these enduring cultures alive in our community and so I encourage everyone to join us in celebrating this important week,” Dr Greiss said.

A special Community Flag Raising Ceremony will be held on Monday 8 July at the Campbelltown City Council Forecourt to commemorate NAIDOC Week. Participants will be encouraged to join a procession through Queen Street to Campbelltown Arts Centre.

A Community Connection Day will then be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre with stalls, cultural activities and food, from 11am to 3pm.

Residents are also encouraged to support the NAIDOC Week Touch Football match on Tuesday 9 July at Sarah Redfern Oval in Minto, from 9am to 3pm.

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