A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
The stories culture and traditions of NAIDOC Week will be celebrated at Our Languages Matter: A NAIDOC Showcase. NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, and this year runs from 2 - 9 July 2017. The 2017 theme Our Languages Matter aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites through story and song.
Join us for a free community celebration featuring art and performances that demonstrate the strong connection Indigenous people have with the Redlands. There will be traditional and contemporary dance, storytelling, song and art displays with this afternoon of entertainment headlined by Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone.
12noon – 2pm
Cultural demonstrations and activities including:
• Smoking ceremony
• Torres Strait Islander and Yulu Burri Ba Dancers
• Cultural demonstration and storytelling
• Sand art display
• Weaving/art workshops
• Bush-tucker tastings by IndigiScapes Tea Garden Café
2pm – 4.30pm
Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone perform in the Concert Hall.
Coloured Stone, Australia’s premier Aboriginal band, are originally from the Nullarbor Plains and are recognised globally. Their unique and award-winning sound combines rock, ska and reggae with traditional Aboriginal instruments and language. Don't miss this opportunity to see them for free!