Katherine is gearing up for a packed week of NAIDOC celebrations.
This year’s theme is Because of her, we can!
From this Sunday, and continuing through to Sunday July 15, events across Australia will celebrate the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to communities.
In a statement, National NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin & Mr Ben Mitchell said, “for at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried our dreaming stories, song lines, languages and knowledge that have kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuing culture on the planet.”
Katherine’s NAIDOC celebrations kick off with an opening ceremony at the Civic Centre on Sunday at 10.30am.
Kalano Aboriginal Community is holding its inaugural Kalano Family Festival on Wednesday, which is set to become a significant annual event.
And the NAIDOC March and Family and Cultural Celebration is happening on Friday.
There will also be an arts and culture market, NAIDOC ball at the Finch cafe, a cinema under the stars and much more.
For more information keep a look out on the Katherine Times website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening ceremony at the Civic Centre at 10.30am
- Education Department Morning Tea (and art competition) at the Katherine Training Centre at 10.30am
- Katherine Hospital Morning Tea at Katherine Hospital at 10am
- Cinema Under the Stars at Ryan Park at 6pm
- Kalano Family Festival starting at 10am
- NAAJA Cudgerees and Canapes (keep an eye out for the time and the venue)
- Mimi Blak Arts market and cultural night at the Lindsay Street Complex
- NAIDOC March and family and cultural celebration – the March is starting at O’Shea Terrace Park from 10am
- Pool competition and Dart Competition at the Katherine Club from 12.30pm
- Katherine Softball Association NAIDOC Celebration at the Katherine Town Oval from 10am until 4pm
- Katherine NAIDOC Ball at the Finch Cafe starting at 6.30pm
- Closing ceremony at the Civic Centre at 10.30am