NAIDOC Week 2023 | For Our Elders

Jun 29, 2023Groups and Events

This Sunday 2 July marks the begining of  NAIDOC Week (2- 9 July), a celebration and recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

This year’s theme is ‘For our Elders’, reflecting on the important role that First Nations Elders have played and continue to play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. When we do an Acknowledgement of Country, we speak about ‘paying our respects to Elders past, present and future’, but how much do we know about Elders and their stories? This is an opportunity for everyone to reflect and learn more about the traditional custodians of this land and their contributions. More about the theme here.

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is celebrating NAIDOC Week by hosting and participating in a number of activities across the week:

1. Elder Stories

When: Monday 3 – 7 July
Where: Community Rooms 50 & 60 and in the foyer at NRCH
What’s happening:

  • Display of Elder stories
  • Highlighting Wurundjeri Council’s accomplishments over the years
2. NAIDOC Week BBQ (all welcome)

    When: Tuesday 4 July | From 1pm
    Where: Front of NRCH, 23 Lennox St, Richmond

    3. First Nations Food and Art Activity (MSIR activity)

    When: Wednesday 5 July | 1pm – 3:30pm
    What’s happening: 

    • Lunch catered by the Cultural Catering team featuring First Nations foods
    • A talk will be held about the Elders stories on exhibit
    • Art activity
    4. Victorian NAIDOC March

    When: Friday 7 July | 10am – 12pm
    Where: 186 Nicholson St, Fitzroy
    What’s happening:

    • Activities include banner making, kids face painting and entertainment start at 10am
    • The march will start at 12pm, which will go past important local landmarksMore information about the march here.
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