We’re celebrating NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme is “Get Up! Stand Up, Show Up!”.
Join us this July for an exciting program, including a community mural with N’Dene Riley, an Aboriginal Dance Workshop With The Djirri Djirri Dance Group, and a special themed colouring competition.
Join us to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage. Come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
See below for details of what’s happening during NAIDOC Week.
NAIDOC Week Community Mural With N’Dene Riley
Wednesday 6 July, 2pm at Bunjil Place Library
Get up! Stand Up! Show up! Be part of NAIDOC WEEK 2022 at Bunjil Place library, come join us in painting a community mural with local artist and Parrdarrama Pangenna and Six Rivers Woman N’dene Riley. Share what NAIDOC Week means to you. Be part of the fight for change.
This is a drop in activity so come down between 2-4pm to participate in painting the mural.
All ages are welcome, bring your art smock or painting clothes.
Aboriginal Dance Workshop With The Djirri Djirri Dance Group
Thursday 7 July, 2pm at Pakenham Library
Join Wurundjeri female dance group, Djirri Djirri, for a fun and educational workshop during NAIDOC Week.
Suitable for children aged 5-10.
NAIDOC Colouring In Competition
Opens: Sunday 3 July 2022, 9am
We encourage all Children across Casey and Cardinia to GET UP, STAND UP and SHOW UP this NAIDOC Week.
You could win your very own copy of the book ‘Open Your Heart To Country’ by Jasmine Seymour.
Suitable for children aged 3 – 12.
Casey Cardinia Libraries acknowledge the Bunurong and Wurundjeri Peoples of the Greater Kulin Nation upon whose ancestral lands the libraries are based.
Casey Cardinia Libraries recognise Indigenous Australian people as the first people of this continent, and understand that the history and knowledge developed over many thousands of years by Indigenous Australian people was severely disrupted by colonisation.
Colonisation has contributed to: the dispossession of Indigenous Peoples from their lands; the dispersal and relocation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; the disruption of culture, spirituality, lore, custom and languages; the removals of children from families; and sustained impact on the socio-economic wellbeing of our first peoples.
We must recognise what has happened in the past in order to build a positive future for our whole community. By working towards reconciliation and taking practical steps, we will grow stronger together.