Armidale Celebrates NAIDOC Week with Exciting Events!

Armidale Celebrates NAIDOC Week with Exciting Events!

Armidale Regional Council is gearing up for a vibrant NAIDOC Week (July 7th-13th) filled with events honoring Indigenous culture and fostering community spirit. Armidale Celebrates NAIDOC Week with Exciting Events!

This year’s theme, “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud,” resonates deeply with the Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer, Cyril Green. “The theme celebrates the enduring strength of our Indigenous communities and invites everyone to stand together,” he explains.

A Week of Cultural Exploration

The NAIDOC Week Committee has curated a diverse program throughout the week. Here’s a glimpse:

  • Flag Raising & Lunch: Kick things off with a flag raising ceremony and lunch at the University of New England’s Booloominbah Lawns on July 8th.
  • Cultural Activities: Immerse yourself in Indigenous language sessions, weaving workshops, and art displays at the Armidale Town Hall.
  • Community Gatherings: Enjoy a morning tea at the Armidale Hospital, celebrate “Brothers and Tiddas in the Dale” at the McCarthy Building Courtyard, and participate in a free movie night featuring “Bran Nue Dae” and “Aussie Bush Tales” at the ACCKP.
  • Family Fun: Take part in a 3-on-3 Basketball competition at The Den, explore services and enjoy a BBQ at the ACCKP, or get a haircut from the Walkabout Barber.
  • Deadly Fest: Wrap up the week with a lively festival featuring stalls, dancing, and arts & crafts at the Armidale Mall, followed by a Children’s Disco at the Minimbah School Hall.
  • Deadly Fest at Armidale Jockey Club: Don’t miss the grand finale at the Armidale Jockey Club on July 13th for a day filled with fun and festivities.

A Celebration for All

Mr. Green emphasizes the importance of these events: “Programs like NAIDOC Week help create a future where Indigenous stories, traditions, and achievements are valued and celebrated by all.”

Full Schedule Available

The complete NAIDOC Week schedule with timings and locations can be found on the Armidale Regional Council website or by contacting the Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Office.

Join Armidale as they celebrate NAIDOC Week and experience the beauty of Indigenous culture!

The National Indigenous Cultural Centre (NICC) is an Indigenous home.
We provide Indigenous products, music, art and news.
If you want Indigenous gifts and merchandise, bush tucker food at your next event or Indigenous entertainment at your next party, expo or conference, feel free to contact us!

Visit our page:
Tony Clemenger.
Chief Executive Officer.
Tel: 0419431649.
Level 1 397 Chapel Street South Yarra 3141.


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