Naidoc Week celebrations come to Freo

Brendan Moore (Aboriginal engagement officer) and Ethan Kelly-Akee (Aboriginal engagement support officer). Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d494209 communitypix.com.au.
Brendan Moore (Aboriginal engagement officer) and Ethan Kelly-Akee (Aboriginal engagement support officer). Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d494209 communitypix.com.au.

CELEBRATE local Indigenous culture and history during a raft of Naidoc Week activities in Fremantle.

The City of Fremantle will celebrate this year’s Naidoc Week theme ‘Voice.Treaty.Truth-Let’s work together for a shared future’, with a range of activities at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre including a community canvas and Nyoongar languages for kids, as well as special book displays at the Fremantle Library and The Meeting Place.

The celebrations will kick off with a free opening event at Fremantle PCYC complete with Aboriginal dancing, choir music, face painting, photo exhibition, bush tucker tastings, damper making and community stalls.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said residents should get involved in the important event.

“Naidoc Week provides an opportunity for all of us to support our local Aboriginal community and reflect on our reconciliation journey,” he said.

“This year will be a memorable Naidoc Week for the City as we move towards receiving final endorsement from Council and Reconciliation Australia for our draft Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan.”

Naidoc Week runs from July 7 to 14.

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Fremantle Naidoc Week activities

-Opening Event @ Fremantle PCYC

Sunday 7 July, 10am–2pm

-Displays @ Fremantle Library, The Meeting Place

7–14 July

-School Holidays Colouring-In @ Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Wednesday 10 July, 12–2pm

-Community Canvas @ Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Thursday 11 July, 12–2pm

-Aboriginal Face Painting and Activity Workstations @ Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Friday 12 July, 12–2pm

-Nyoongar Language for Kids @ Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Saturday 13 July, 1–3pm