NAIDOC Week, from July 3-10, celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Celebrations are being held this week and next across the Moreton Bay Region, embracing the theme ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’.
They are an opportunity for everyone to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living culture on earth. To find out more, visit naidoc.org.au
What’s happening across the region
NAIDOC Week Museum Trail
Take part in a self-guided museum trail to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have contributed to recent and long-lasting change in our communities.
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Old Petrie Town, 901-949 Dayboro Rd, Whiteside.
It can also be seen at Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe.
Entry is free.
First Nations Hall of Fame
June 25-July 10
During the school holidays Bribie Island Seaside Museum is proud to present a First Nations Hall of Fame honouring individuals who have contributed to recent and long-lasting change in our communities.
The museum is also hosting activities including the following:
- Contribute to the 'sea of hands' for reconciliation
- Children’s colouring in activity
- Moreton Bay Elder Stories short films
- Moreton Bay Local Languages films
The museum is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am–4pm, Saturday to Sunday from 10am–3pm. It is at 1 South Esp, Bongaree.
NAIDOC: Researching your First Nations Family History – Redcliffe
July 12, 11am-noon
Discover how to start researching your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry with the Community and Personal Histories team from Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Entry is free but bookings are required.
The event is at Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe. Phone 3883 5745 to book.
July 13 – August 13
Gabrielle Woodbridge’s exhibition, Coming Home, details and explores the various meanings and ways we are grounded to a place, people and how we find our way back to these.
Through her work, Gabrielle Woodbridge explores the challenges she’s faced to find this anchor in identity as a place to call home and what can happen when you do.
Her exhibition is at The Hub Gallery, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am–4pm.
Entry is free.
NAIDOC Family Fun Day
July 16, 10am-3pm
Join the team from Mindle Bygul Aboriginal Corporation for the annual NAIDOC Family Fun Day!
There will be plenty of free and interactive activities for everyone including a traditional Welcome to Country, an Elders tent, Gubbi Gubbi dancers, rides, and more.
The event will be held at Apex Park, 47 Captain Cook Pde, Deception Bay. Entry is free.
Artist insights: tour and workshop with Janice Peacock
July 16, 10.30am-noon
Be immersed, and make your own personal armband, in a mindful and reflective journey experience. Join Torres Strait Islander artist Janice Peacock for a floor talk and workshop reflecting on her installation Culture Cullt Clan, featured in the After Fairweather exhibition.
Spend time making while you hear about the inspiration behind the creation of Janice's artworks.
Bookings are essential as there are limited places. The event will be held at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture. Phone 5433 2800.
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