NAIDOC Week Celebration
Published on 22 June 2022
In recognition of NAIDOC Week, Liverpool Plains Shire Council in collaboration with over 20 community groups including Aboriginal Land Councils and Corporations, businesses and committees will be hosting a community event on Wednesday 6 July 2022.
Mayor Doug Hawkins said this year’s theme of Stand Up! Show Up! encourages all of us to support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change. It’s also a time to celebrate those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.
“The free family funfilled event will be held at Longfield Oval, Quirindi from 10.00am to 2.00pm commencing with a march around the oval led by Aboriginal Community members and groups, followed by an Acknowledgement of Country and Official Opening.
“I encourage all community members to attend the event as there are games galore for all ages including sack races, gumboot throwing and egg and spoon races. The NSW Police with be assisting with an Oztag competition and they will have a vehicle display alongside the SES, NSW Ambulance and Fire Services. A free BBQ, slushies and johnny cakes are also available on the day.
“Free interactive workshops will be spaced out around the oval offering weaving classes, painting workshops, festival braids, colour spray hair paint, and much more. Educational stalls will be in attendance with family and relationship care, play groups, health checks, and your chance to learn about and try traditional bush tucker.
“LPSC is proud to be involved in NAIDOC Week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples both past, present and future.” Cr Hawkins concluded.