NAIDOC Day celebrations track Songlines across the region

Western Plains Regional Council will be joining in annual NAIDOC Celebrations with activities planned in Dubbo and Wellington.

Council’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer Grace Toomey said the national NAIDOC theme, Songlines: the living narrative of our nation, is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about an integral element of Aboriginal culture.

“Songlines record the journeys of our ancestral spirits during the Dreamtime who “sung” the land into life,” Ms Toomey said.

“Songlines maintain creation stories through song, dance and ceremony and describe travel, trade routes, location of waterholes, and the presence of food,” she said.

“NAIDOC Week is a great way for people to celebrate or learn about Aboriginal culture, and it would be great to see everyone take advantage of these opportunities,” she said.

NAIDOC Week Dubbo Monday 4 July 2016

Evelyn Barker Memorial Walk commencing from the Church Street rotunda at 10am followed by a flag raising ceremony at 10.35am at the Council chambers and morning tea with guest speaker Di McNaboe.

NAIDOC Week Wellington Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July 2016

NAIDOC community celebrations and activities will be held at the Wellington Showground on Friday 8 July 2016 and at Nanima Village on Saturday July 9.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Western Plains Regional Council Communications team
6801 4000

Last Edited: 04 Jul 2016

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