Celebrate NAIDOC on the coast

Tin Can Bay School Indigenous Community Group look forward to presenting three NAIDOC days for local children

Tin Can Bay School Indigenous Community Group look forward to presenting three NAIDOC days for local children

NAIDOC, which originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, organised national activities during NAIDOC Week (July 2-9 in 2017), but the acronym is now the name of the week itself.

Nikki Kennedy from the Indigenous Community Group at Tin Can Bay School, says the group has been very busy organising three NAIDOC days within our community.

On Thursday July 13 they celebrate at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School and July 21 they are visiting Rainbow Beach State School.

Some of the workshops students will be treated to boomerang throwing, canoe making, traditional games and storytelling.

Lyndon Davis and the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers from the Sunshine Coast will provide cultural awareness activities including Corroboree and artefacts workshops.

Then on July 19, the under fives at Kids Bizz Early Education Centre will be painting wooden hands, taste testing some lemon myrtle biscuits, colouring in some artwork and attending workshops on didgeridoo and beading.

Fun all round, and great way to learn about indigenous cultures. To find out more contact Nikki at the school: (07) 5488 1222

You can also attend NAIDOC events in Gympie: Flag raising on July 3, with a Family Fun Day on July 14 and Dinner Dance on July 15.