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Undalup NAIDOC Festival
09/07/2019 - 13/07/2019Free
The Undalup Association would like to celebrate this years NAIDOC week with new engaging Cultural workshops for everyone to enjoy. This year the Undalup Association invites everyone to walk with us all, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.
Under the theme – Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future – NAIDOC Week 2019 will be held nationally for a weeklong celebration of Culture. The Respect Yourself Respect Your Culture Undalup NAIDOC week festival 2019 will be held from Tuesday 9th till Saturday 13th July with a week of Cultural workshops and activities, bringing many people together in harmony. NAIDOC week stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
How to get involved in NAIDOC week:
All Week: Tuesday July 9th – Saturday July 13th
Where: Undalup Community Hall 47 Bussell Hwy (corner of High St). Throughout the week, the Merenj Boodja Cafe will be open for tasty bush food and tucker meals. Come down for a meal, a great pot or cup of bush tea, damper, scones, jam and cream.
Cultural Workshops will take place at the Community Hall throughout the week. Bookings essential: Text 0437 782 840 with your name and how many seats.
Wednesday July 10th:
- Cultural weaving for women and girls (35 seats limited) with Lea Taylor
- Tool making for men and boys with Jonathon Mogridge and Zac Webb
Thursday July 11th:
- 1pm: Singing plants and potted plants with Tamara Jarrahmarri. Workshop will be followed by a Plant Jam (musicians welcome) at 3pm. Any musicians with wind, stringed, or harmonic instruments are welcome to BYO for the 3pm Plant Jam.
Friday July 12th:
- Open Day
Saturday July 13th:
- Family Fun Day from 10am – 2pm. Children’s activities, music and entertainment, stalls, and the SWAMS cow for free health checks.
Capel Shire Hall on Tuesday 9th July: On Tuesday July 9th, celebrate NAIDOC week at the Capel Shire Hall with children’s activities, bust tucker tastings and cultural dancing.
Proudly sponsored by Healthway, Iluka and SWAMS.
Photos courtesy of the Undalup Association