Heal Country!

Heal Country! The 2021 NAIDOC Week theme calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

NAIDOC 2021 invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.

NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 11 July.

This year Reconciliation NSW will be participating in the following NAIDOC Events


Check out all events at our Events Calendar

 

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Tuesday 6 July, 10:00am – 2:00pm

This event is FREE, but requires registration through here

Location: Steel Park, Marrickville

Address: 531-565 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, 2204

You are invited to AbSec’s annual NAIDOC Family Fun Day!

Join us this year in celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal peoples.

AbSec’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day is an event for not only Aboriginal communities but also Australians from all walks of life to come together, connect and learn about Aboriginal culture.As the peak organisation for Aboriginal children and families, AbSec will be hosting a day for the whole family to come down to Steel Park, Marrickville during the school holidays and enjoy free food, entertainment and activities.Come along and invite your friends to celebrate with cultural performances and traditions, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping castles, sausage sizzle, an Elders tent and much more.We will also be celebrating this year’s NAIDOC theme: Heal Country! A call for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.About AbSec: NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation, or commonly referred to as AbSec, is a not-for-profit, child and family peak organisation, working to empower Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities impacted by the child protection system, as well as support a quality Aboriginal community controlled child and family sector to deliver needed supports in Aboriginal communities across the state.


NAIDOC in the City

Saturday 10 July, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Hyde Park North, Sydney City
Address: Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW 2000

Contact: City of Sydney Council
Phone: 92659333

Everyone is invited to join this celebration of the world’s longest living continuous cultures through food, song, art, dance and stories.

Includes:

Music and performances

Workshops and talks

Weaving

Boomerang painting

Jewellery making

Animation classes

Sand painting

Native plants

Food and cooking

Markets and displays

Brought to you by the City of Sydney Council and the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research.

For more information on the event, visit here


Burramatta NAIDOC Day

Sunday 11 July, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Parramatta Park
Address: Pavilion Flats, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta

 

An all-day festival for the whole family. With live music and entertainment, workshops for all ages, craft activities, First Nations markets, Speak Out Tent (Yuin Byalla), community BBQ and corroboree ground.

City of Parramatta is bringing local Burramatta NAIDOC celebrations back in 2021 to celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for NAIDOC Week 2021.

This year’s theme of Heal Country! calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.

Country that we speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect – spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

Find out more information on NAIDOC Week 2021 and read about this year’s ‘Heal Country’ theme.

If you’re interested in becoming a stallholder at this year’s Burramatta NAIDOC Day, please complete the Burramatta Day stallholder expressions of interest form, here.


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