A day to all walk together

The council and Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service secured local and interstate talent such as Dennis Simmonds and the Maar Koodjal dancers, soloist David Pigram, rapper Yung Marbuk and the Baldja Boys to keep attendees entertained as they celebrate diversity.

This year�s national theme is �We all stand on Sacred Ground, learn, respect and celebrate�.

Mayor John Gangell said the Town was delighted with the line-up of performers this year.

�Naidoc celebrations are held around Australia in July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,� Cr Gangell said.

�This year�s theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples� strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.

�The Family Day is targeted at both indigenous and non-indigenous people to reflect the national theme and encourage greater understanding and appreciation of our cultural diversity.�

The event will also include the Derbarl Yerrigan Moorditj Healthy Lifestyle Zone and the Aboriginal Workforce Development�s Deadly Jobs Expo, with stalls offering valuable information.

The Dandjoo Koorliny Reconciliation Walk and flag-raising ceremony will be held at the Town of Bassendean administration centre at 10am.

Participants will then walk to Ashfield Reserve to conduct the flag-raising and Welcome to Country ceremonies.

For more information about the event, go to www.bassendean.wa.gov.au or call 9377 8000.