NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Under the theme – Because of her, we can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday, July 8, until Sunday, July 15.
Council and members of the Yandaarra Aboriginal Advisory Committee will celebrate with the Official Community Flag Raising Ceremony and Morning Tea at the Council Chambers on Monday, July 9, from 9.30am. NAIDOC Week 2018 will also provide the opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and hard work of the Aboriginal community through the Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards.
“The Grace Roberts Awards highlight just some of the many achievements and excellent work being carried out locally by members of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Each winner has been a community role model in the mould of Grace Roberts herself,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.
This year’s NAIDOC Week events include:
- Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July. Naru Surf Gathering at Park Beach from 8am.
- Sunday 8 July. Walk a Mile Sista Style with the Deadly Sista Girlz at the Jetty Foreshores at 8am.
- Monday 9 July. Official Community Flag Raising ceremony and Morning Tea at Coffs Harbour City Council Chambers, 9:30am.
- Tuesday 10 July. Galambila Family Fun Day at Galambila AMS from 10am.
- Wednesday 11 July. ‘Who You Gunna Call’ Forum – hosted by Mid North Coast Local Health District at Coffs Harbour Showground, 10am – 3pm.
- Thursday 12 July. ‘Caring for Country Planting the Seed’ hosted by Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Land Council and BMNACh is a chance to learn more about bush native species and help out with important regeneration. Sealy Lookout from 10am.
- Friday 13 July. Family Golf Day hosted by Miiyinda La Goori Mens Group at Coffs Harbour Golf Club from 8am.
- Friday 13 July. Elders luncheon hosted by the Deadly Sista Girlz at Boambee Community Centre, 3pm.
- Friday 13 July. Grace Roberts Community Development Awards at C.ex Coffs, 5.30pm.
- Saturday 14 July. 3 on 3 Basketball Competition at Key Training and Youth Services, West High Street, from 9am.
The full calendar of events can be found here.