A free community event in Clovelly Park, a First Nations film program and weaving workshops are some of the highlights of National NAIDOC Week in the City of Marion.
The celebrations begin today (June 30) with a NAIDOC-themed meeting of the First Nations Southern Women’s Group at the Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre.
The social group is meeting from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. Bookings are required for catering purposes. Call 8387 2074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National NAIDOC Week is held in the first week of July every year and celebrates and recognises the history culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year the theme is “For Our Elders”. More details about national events and celebrations can be found HERE.
In the City of Marion the following public events are being held to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
Nunga Screen 2023, Tuesday, 4 July, 7 – 9 pm, Marion Cultural Centre
Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film, showcasing the work of First Nations filmmakers.
This free annual event spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week and involves tours across South Australia from big-screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages.
The 2023 program features the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Bookings are essential. Details HERE.
NAIDOC Community Event, Wednesday, 5 July, 12 – 2 pm, Cosgrove Hall, Clovelly Park
This free community event celebrating First Nations art and culture features a Welcome to Country and dance performance by Petoila Wilson, followed by live music by Ngananyi Lakinyeri and catering by Meez On Plus.
First Nations artists will be in attendance. Some art is available for purchase.
The City of Marion will have a table promoting neighbourhood centres and First Nations neighbourhood centre programs
Bookings are essential and can be made HERE. Seating is limited so feel free to bring your own picnic rug or lawn chair to relax on. Coffee and cold drinks will also be available at no cost.
Aboriginal Basket Weaving Workshops, Saturday, 8 July, 10 am – 12 pm, Glandore
Tahnae, a Kullilli and Wiradjuri woman, will host weaving workshops at the Glandore Community Centre.
The workshops cost $10 per person with bookings through Eventbrite.
Participants in Weave New Connections @ Café 25 with Tahnae will learn about weaving techniques taught by Aboriginal Elders and how they traditionally harvested and prepared natural materials.
Raffia will be supplied, but participants are welcome to bring along some material they may like to weave into their creations.
These workshops are suitable for ages 10 and up (plastic needles are used). Participants can attend one workshop or join more to complete their projects.
More information about NAIDOC Week events across Adelaide and the nation can be found HERE.
Residents may also like to visit the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre located at Warriparinga on Sturt Road at Bedford Park.
The Centre offers Aboriginal and environmental education programs, cultural experiences, events and performances as well as an art gallery and retail store. More details HERE.
Image: The 2023 National NAIDOC Week Poster, ‘For Our Elders’, designed by Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru artist Bobbi Lockyer.
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