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NAIDOC Week 2021


NAIDOC Week is celebrated annually, and this year will be marked across the nation from Sunday 4 July until Sunday 11 July.

The flag-raising ceremony hosted by Wyndham City will incorporate guest speakers and NAIDOC messages from peoples in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Mayor Cr Adele Hegedich said: “We strongly encourage the Wyndham Community to join us virtually for the NAIDOC Week flag raising event. We will celebrate the culture, history and great achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples together.”

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2021 is Heal Country and calls for stronger measures to recognise and protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.  

“The NAIDOC Week events across Wyndham City are a great opportunity for residents to participate in a range of activities to support and acknowledge the peoples of the Kulin Nation on which Wyndham was founded, as well as Australia’s entire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” Cr Hegedich said.

NAIDOC Week has been increasing awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities since the 1920’s and continues to be celebrated by all Australians.

“We hear the challenge to Heal Country and look forward to celebrating Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through our events right here in Wyndham,” Cr Hegedich said.

For more details on NAIDOC Week and the 2021 theme of Heal Country, please visit https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2021-theme

For more details on NAIDOC Week in Wyndham City Council, please visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/naidoc-week-flag-raising-ceremony

Event details:

Flag Raising Ceremony:

When: Tuesday 6 July 2021 10am – 10:20am

Where: Online

Wyndham City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wyndhamcitycouncil

Wyndham City YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WyndhamCity

Wyndham City Website: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/naidoc-week-flag-raising-ceremony

 

Cost: Free

 

Pop Up Library at Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre:

When: Wednesday 7 July 2021

Story Time at 10:30am

Kids Craft at 11:00am

Morning Tea at 11:00am until 12:00pm

Where: Pop up Library at Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre

Cortland Street, Wyndham Vale, VIC 3024

Cost: Free

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pop-up-library-at-wunggurrwil-dhurrung-centre-tickets-160705854537?aff=ebdsoporgprofile