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Community events commemorate NAIDOC week

A community screening of Homeland Story is one of several free events on offer to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Sunday marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week with a number of inclusive activities on offer for the community to take part in.

The Bundaberg and District NAIDOC Committee will host a series of events, including a movie screening, family fun day and art exhibition featuring pieces created by Elders from the region.  

NAIDOC is an annual week of traditional events commemorating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme is “For Our Elders” and acknowledges the important role Elders have played and continue to play in families and communities.

A number of key events marking NAIDOC Week include:

Spiritual Service

When: Sunday 2 July, 9 – 10 am

Where: Bundaberg Baptist Church, 14 Fitzgerald Street

The service will open with a traditional Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment in language, with bush tucker provided afterwards.

Flag Raising

When: Monday 3 July, 10am

Where: Buss Park

The Flag Raising Ceremony is open to everyone, light refreshments will be served.

NAIDOC Block Party

When: Monday 3 July, 11 am – 3pm

Where: Boreham Park

IWC Bundaberg invites the community to come together and celebrate local First Nations Peoples' cultural heritage at its NAIDOC Block Party with food, games, activities, stalls and a free barbecue.

Knowledge Knockout

When: Monday 3 July, 6 pm

Where: CQUniversity Bundaberg

Get in on the action and register your team of ten to take part by calling (07) 4130 7712 or emailing here.

Elders Luncheon

When: Tuesday 4 July, 12 pm

Where: H2O Restaurant and Bar

This invite only event has been organised by yourtown and celebrates this year’s theme “For Our Elders”.

NAIDOC Week Awards Presentation and Art Exhibition

When: Tuesday 4 July, 6 – 9 pm

Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

The annual NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ outstanding achievements and excellence.

The event is free but bookings are essential here.

Movie Screening – Homeland Story

When: Wednesday 5 July, 6 – 9 pm

Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Homeland Story is an intimate look at an Indigenous community in north-east Australia and their struggle to adjust to the digital age.

The event is free but bookings are essential here.

Weaving Workshop

When: Thursday 6 July, 10 – 12 pm

Where: Mon Repos Turtle Centre

This weaving workshop is free to attend and open to all community members.

March and Family Fun Day

When: Friday 7 July, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: From the Club Hotel to Lions Park  

Join the celebratory march across the bridge to Lions Park followed by a family fun day featuring dance workshops, live performances, entertainment, face painting, rides, artwork, stalls and more.

To learn more about NAIDOC Week, click here.