Armadale community turns out to celebrate Naidoc Week

Armadale community turns out to celebrate Naidoc Week

A COMMUNITY event to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures during Naidoc Week was held in Armadale last Tuesday.

This year’s theme was Songlines, the living narrative of our nation, highlighting the importance of Songlines and Dreamtime to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Activities included music, entertainment, food and a fashion show featuring Brothaboy and Sista Girl fashions and Red Opium designs.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said despite Naidoc Week’s cultural significance it was an all-inclusive celebration.

“Every year it is encouraging to see the growing numbers of non-indigenous people attending our Naidoc celebrations as it demonstrates a willingness to learn more about the culture, history and achievements of our indigenous community members,” he said.

The event was held at the Champion Centre in Seville Grove.