NAIDOC Week celebrations continue

NAIDOC Week celebrations have come alive in the Redlands with a rugby league match, a show-stopping concert and cultural displays.

The week from July 8 to 15 recognises the achievement and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Upcoming community group events include Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders in Council NAIDOC Day, the Goompi NAIDOC Community Day and a number of Quandamooka Festival program.

NAIDOC flag raising event will be held on July 14 from 10am to 2pm at Terra Bulla Leumeah on North Stradbroke Island.

There will be a traditional welcome, a flag raising ceremony, activities and stalls.

Guests at the community day on July 20 from 10am to 2pm on North Stradbroke Island can enjoy stalls, children’s activities and watch Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers.

Redland City deputy mayor Lance Hewlett said it was wonderful to see the city coming together to mark NAIDOC Week.

“I urge people to get involved in all these activities and show their support for this very special week of the year,” he said.

This year’s NAIDOC theme, Because of Her, We Can, honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s past and continuing significant roles and achievements at community, local, state and national levels.

In honour of the theme, Redland Art Gallery and Redland Performing Arts Centre have collaborated and displayed works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women from the Redland Art Gallery Collection on RPAC’s Community Art Wall.

The exhibition features work that captures stories, histories and teachings passed on and inspired by significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women.

Go to the NAIDOC Week website for more information.