This week is NAIDOC Week and a great opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. “Honouring Our Elders, Nurturing Our Youth” is this year’s National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) theme.
This week sees the beginning of festivities which are happening all around Australia. Dan Clegg, the Indigenous Community and Student Liaison Officer at Winan-Gidyal, Thurgoona Learning Commons, has some great local activities planned:
- Flag raising ceremony
Local Wiradjuri Elder to perform a “Welcome to Country”, play didj and sing a couple of songs in Wiradjuri language. The flag raising will be followed by lunch.
- Bush Tucker BBQ
Carried out by qualified contemporary and traditional Koori chef from Sydney. Includes kangaroo, crocodile, emu, yabby, native herbs, spices and fruits.
- NAIDOC Trivia Quiz
Open to Thurgoona Learning Commons staff and DSS staff with a prize (painting/painted emu egg) being awarded for the most correct answers.
Stay tuned for details of these and other NAIDOC events to be held at CSU Campuses!
*Pictured above are Thurgoona Learning Commons Indigenous Services Staff and Library Services Staff.