NAIDOC Week 2018 honours women, march tomorrow

LAST YEAR'S MARCH: NAIDOC Week 2017 drew a large crowd, but this year is expected to be bigger.
LAST YEAR'S MARCH: NAIDOC Week 2017 drew a large crowd, but this year is expected to be bigger.

Tomorrow’s NAIDOC Week 2018 march is expected to be bigger than ever this year. 

The march usually attracts about 500 people, but Katherine NAIDOC committee chairperson Rodney Hoffman is expecting many more participants. 

Hundreds are expected to walk through Katherine Terrace at 10am. 

The NAIDOC events so far have gone off with a bang

Katherine NAIDOC committee chairperson Rodney Hoffman

The march starts at O'Shea Terrace Park  and ends at the corner of Stuart Highway, Lindsay street.

“The march is probably our biggest event, the RAAF gets involved, and this year we have more involvement from organisations and services,” Mr Hoffman said. 

“We have a good cross section of community and the march will showcase that,” he said. 

Mr Hoffman said he is also expecting many non-indigenous people participating in the march this year as well. 

NAIDOC TEAM 2018: Allen Bower, Kylie Stothers, Andrea Read, Maddy Bower, May Rosas and Rodney Hoffman make up the NAIDOC committee and work hard to ensure the celebration continues in Katherine.

NAIDOC TEAM 2018: Allen Bower, Kylie Stothers, Andrea Read, Maddy Bower, May Rosas and Rodney Hoffman make up the NAIDOC committee and work hard to ensure the celebration continues in Katherine.

“From all the feedback I have been receiving, the NAIDOC events so far have gone off with a bang, I think the march will be the same,” he said. 

Following the march, a cultural event and BBQ lunch will kick off at the Lindsay Street Complex with traditional dancers and live music from the Spring Water band.

NAIDOC Week 2018’s team is Because of her, we can!

From Sunday, July 8, and continuing through to Sunday July 15, events across Australia have been celebrating the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to communities. 

Read more about events happening in Katherine for NAIDOC Week 2018 here

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