Council celebrates 2019 NAIDOC Week, 8-15 July

28/06/2019

Georges River Council is encouraging local residents to take part in this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, with a range of activities on offer between 8 and 15 July 2019. 
 
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.  
 
“It’s also an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our society and country,” explained Mayor Greene. 
 
“We have a series of fantastic events taking place which provide wonderful opportunities for everyone to learn about and appreciate the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures that exist within the local area. 
 
“Council will be hosting its NAIDOC Week opening ceremony on Monday 8 July at the Kogarah Town Centre, Belgrave Street, Kogarah, which will include an inspirational young guest speaker, a flag raising ceremony, traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo and dance performances, and bush tucker. 
 
“Throughout the week there are a range of activities for people of all ages, including a jewellery making workshop, an Aboriginal Cultural Walk through Lime Kiln Bay in Oatley Park, a panel discussion, cultural awareness training, a family fun day and a film screening.    
 
“There will also be exhibitions, children’s book reading and a puppet performance in an Aboriginal language,” added Mayor Greene. 
 
For more information on Council’s NAIDOC Week 2019 celebrations, please contact Council’s Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Jamal Bassam, via email on jbassam@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or via 9330 6400. 
 
Council’s Official NAIDOC Week Opening Ceremony When: Monday 8 July Where: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah  Time: 12.00pm-2.00pm 
 
All events are free, all welcome. Full program available on Council’s website.