National NAIDOC Week, 2 July to 9 July 2023, celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

The theme for 2023 is ‘For our Elders’ and pays homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders who have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.

Join us in celebrating National NAIDOC Week 2023 at these activities and events:

NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition

Visit the City of Canning’s NAIDOC Week 2023 Art Exhibition featuring artworks by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are invited to exhibit their artwork. To exhibit please contact events@canning.wa.gov.au

Date: Monday 3 July to Sunday 9 July, during Riverton Library's opening hours

Location: Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road

Free to attend. No registration required.

Noongar Storytelling with Olman Walley

Join acclaimed Noongar performer and community leader Olman Walley as he takes you on a journey into Noongar culture. Interactive and informative, listen and take part in Dreamtime stories followed by a ‘show and tell’ where you’ll be introduced to traditional artefacts, their uses and connection to other elements of culture such as the Noongar six seasons.

Date: Monday 3 July, 12 noon – 1pm

Location: Canning River Environmental Education Centre (CREEC), Cnr Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson

S´╗┐uitable for ages 3-12 years. Registrations required.

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Yarning Circle with Sister Kate's Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation

Join Noongar Elder Tjalaminu Mia and emerging Noongar leaders Jess Lister and Chilton Yarran to yarn and learn about Noongar culture. Participants will have a unique experience to listen to stories about traditional Noongar culture, as well as engage and share your own stories.

Date: Tuesday 4 July, 9.30am – 11.30am

Location: Function Room, City of Canning Administration Building, 1317 Albany Hwy, Cannington

Places limited. Registration required.

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Elders Lunch

In embracing this years NAIDOC Week theme, the City is hosting a lunch for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders in our community. Elders can yarn together, with traditional Yongka (Kangaroo) stew and damper to be served. This unique event is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders only.

Date: Friday 7 July

Time and venue (Cannington) shared with invites only. Places limited.

Please contact the City of Canning’s Aboriginal Engagement Officer Chilton Yarran on 1300 422 664 or community@canning.wa.gov.au for more information.

Langford Aboriginal Association Annual NAIDOC Community Lunch

For NAIDOC Week 2023, the City of Canning is supporting Langford Aboriginal Association to deliver their annual NAIDOC community lunch. The Canning community is welcome to join Langford Aboriginal Association for a community lunch and activities celebrating Aboriginal culture.

Date: Sunday 9 July, 11am

Location: Langford Aboriginal Association, 15 Imber Turn, Langford

Free to attend. Registrations essential. Please contact Langford Aboriginal Association on 9451 1424 or admin@laalangford.com.au

Paint the Country – Honour our Elders with Beananging Kwuurt Institute

BKI Artist in Residence, Lesley Murray will lead participants through a unique painting experience focussed on 'country' and 'honouring our elders'.

Date: Monday 10 July, 10am – 12 noon

Location: Canning River Environmental Education Centre (CREEC), Cnr Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson

Places limited. Ages 12 and over only. Registrations required.

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