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Sydney NAIDOC week 2010 – Unsung Heroes

July 4, 2010toJuly 11, 2010

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What’s on for NAIDOC Week 2010 and beyond – Celebrate unsung heroes – NAIDOC

  • 4 to 22 July 2010

Highlights of NAIDOC Week 2010:
 
NAIDOC Knit-in – 3 July at Waterloo Library
Contribute red, black and yellow knitted squares to the Wrap with Love project, which creates warming winter rugs for communities in need.
 
Glebe Family Day – 4 July at Jubilee Park, Glebe
Celebrate Indigenous culture with performance, food and kids’ craft activities, as well as fishing and harbour tours on the Tribal Warrior.
 
Flag Raising Ceremony – 5 July at Redfern Community Centre
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with the Inner City Aboriginal Multi Purpose Association’s flag raising ceremony, held at Redfern Community Centre.

Aboriginal Heritage Walk – 8 July at Royal Botanic Gardens
Join the Gardens’ Aboriginal Education Officer to discover Sydney’s rich Indigenous heritage, experience traditional music and dance, and taste some bush food.
 
Sports and Family Day – 9 July at National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern
Come along to a mini-festival with entertainment, traditional sports, basketball and oz tag competitions, kids’ activities, amusement rides, a place for Elders to gather and much more.
 
Woolloomooloo NAIDOC Family Day – 10 July at Forbes Street Reserve
Celebrate Woolloomooloo’s Indigenous culture and diverse local community with cultural activities and entertainment, kids’ rides, an Elders’ tent and a free BBQ lunch.
 
Corroboree Night – 10 July at Glebe Youth Service
Come along to the Glebe Youth Service for a huge corroboree night of food, fun, music and Indigenous performers.
 
Redfern All Blacks vs. La Perouse Rugby League – 11 July at Redfern Park
Enjoy a day of family fun with rugby league exhibition matches, arts and crafts, Yiddaki (Didjeridu) workshops, kids’ activities, live performances and more.
 
History in Conversation: A Northern Town - 22 July at Surry Hills Library
A Northern Town is a powerful documentary exploring racism past and present in Kempsey, New South Wales. Join the documentary’s director and producer for a screening of excerpts and a discussion of the film’s production.
 
NAIDOC Week was established in 1972 by the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

The City of Sydney is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures this NAIDOC Week with a program of free events including community, cultural and sporting days, an Aboriginal heritage walk and a corroboree night.
 
“Unsung Heroes – Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way” is the national theme for NAIDOC Week 2010, held from 4 to 11 July.
 
The theme recognises the inspiring contribution many Indigenous people have made towards closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
 
Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said; “NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity for all members of our community to learn about and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.”

While most events are free, bookings are essential for some events. Please call the City of Sydney on 9265 9333 or visit: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/whatson

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