NAIDOC Week celebrations

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NAIDOC Week celebrations

NAIDOC Week

Join us at Westfield Mt Druitt to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

We will be hosting a range of ceremonies, workshops and activities in Centre Court.

Monday 8 July - 11am - 1pm

Acknowledgement to Country and storytelling performed by Aunty Julie

Musical performances by Thomas Markham-Moeller

Tom is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man who is a descendant from the Gubbi Gubbi peoples and Thursday Island peoples respectively. He is 17 and in Year 11 at Australian Christian College. He is currently a member of the Senior Choir at school and has been performing for a number of years, including singing in the School Choir and the Proms Choir at Hambledon Primary School since year 5, and taking part in Schools Spectacular in 2011 and 2013.

Tuesday 9 July - 11am - 1pm

Stacy Etal performance and workshop in Darug language

Stacy is a proud Darug Aboriginal woman from the Cabrogal (Liverpool) clan, having sung with school and community choirs most of her life. A few years ago, Stacy combined her passions and begun composing songs that invoked her Aboriginal culture and desire to tell her Darug story.

Performances by the The KRMC Deadly Moves Dance Group

Deadly Moves, funded solely by Kildare Road Medical Centre, is a program for local Indigenous children aged 2 - 16 years. Participants are encouraged to connect to their health through culture, song and dance.

Wednesday 10 July - 2.30 - 3.30pm

Acknowledgement to Country and Water Blessing

Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation Aunties will perform a Welcome to Country and a traditional Water Blessing.

Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation was founded by five Aboriginal elders from Western Sydney. Their purpose is to connect with individuals and families in a welcoming environment, providing them supports and links to services that help them heal from the past and nurture their sense of confidence and pride in the future. The group has strong knowledge of the community and has built contacts within and outside the community.

Thursday 11 July - 3.30 - 6pm

Musical performances by Thomas Markham-Moeller

Friday 12 July - 11am - 1pm

NAIDOC Hip Hop Workshop with Izzy and Monks
Indigenous hip hop artists Izzy and Monks will be facilitating hip hop lyric writing and performance workshops. Join the fun and learn to rap!

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