CULTURAL EMBRACE: The week will include a celebration of indigenous music, art and other contributions to our communities.
CULTURAL EMBRACE: The week will include a celebration of indigenous music, art and other contributions to our communities. Contributed

NAIDOC week celebrated in Central Highlands

AS THE red, yellow and black flag flew proudly in Clermont, the indigenous community joined together for the official NAIDOC Week opening ceremony.

With a march, traditional dancers, a barbecue, face painting, market stalls and loads of entertainment, the NAIDOC Week celebrations kicked-off with a bang.

Isaac Mayor Anne Baker said it was "wonderful to see the community join together for NAIDOC Week to celebrate the valuable role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples play in all our local communities".

"This year, we honour their devotion, sacrifice and pride in defending our country in war and conflict," she said.

"I encourage everyone to embrace indigenous people and their culture this week and to understand more about their diverse culture through literature, film, music, dance, art or attending a community gathering.''

 

NAIDOC Week events will continue in Emerald and Clermont until Sunday this week.

Blackwater NAIDOC Week celebrations begin next week.

NAIDOC WEEK

Today

9am - 1pm: Elders luncheon in Clermont

Tomorrow

7.30am - 5pm: Elders trip to Alpha

9 - 11am: Denison State School

Friday

Culture Day at Emerald North State School

Saturday

9 - 10am: Baby show and fashion parade

10am - 4pm: NAIDOC Sports Carnival, and entertainment

Sunday

9am - 4pm: NAIDOC Sports Carnival finals


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