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NAIDOC Week celebrations in West Arnhem

14 July 2017

Kakadu National Park’s Bowali Visitor Centre was a hive of activity as Park staff, visitors from around the world and Traditional owners came together to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
There were exciting cultural activities happening all week which celebrated the living cultural landscape of Kakadu, including ranger-guided rock art talks, traditional painting and weaving.
Parks combined these events with the Jabiru Library to ensure everyone got to enjoy the array of NAIDOC Week activities in the region. 
To end the week of celebrations and activities, everyone came together for a special event at the centre which involved a flag raising ceremony, craft workshop, damper cooking competition and more.
NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to the country and society.


Gunbalanya came together to celebrate NAIDOC Week recently with lots of fun activities, sports, music, jumping castle and a barbecue for the community to enjoy.  
It was a great afternoon with a number of stakeholders working together including the RISE Ventures, Department of Health, Anglicare, Team Health, Centrelink, Council’s Sport & Rec, NT Police, Safe House and the Clinic.
An exciting video of the day can be viewed on the Gunbalanya Youth, Sport and Recreation Facebook Page. 




Vacation Care and Crèche children in Warruwi celebrated NAIDOC Week with plenty of fun activities recently.



There was a huge turn out at the NAIDOC Week activities held at the Jabiru Library recently.
With painting, etching, hand prints and boomerang decorating, the children and parents who attended all had a great time. They were also able to learn about the theme of NAIDOC Week this year, which was ‘Our Languages Matter’.
Library Coordinator Jillian May said NAIDOC Week was the busiest week in a long time with 375 people through the door including locals and visitors.
“The combined Parks and Library NAIDOC Week program ensured that visitors to Bowali for the festivities also attended the library activity,” Jillian said.
“People travelling with children was popular this year and they were impressed with the activities at the library.”