As part of NAIDOC Week, the Perth Cultural Centre is hosting a special free event in celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and communities on Wednesday 6 July from 11:00am - 3:00pm in the James Street Amphitheatre.
Enjoy an afternoon of free family entertainment with performances by Jake and the Cowboys and a live broadcast by Noongar Radio. Olman Walley, an acclaimed Aboriginal dancer and didgeridoo player will MC the event, and open the celebrations with a traditional Welcome to Country.
Learn about Australia's edible native bush plants and sample a range of bush tucker treats that are sure to thrill your taste buds with displays by: * Max's Black: offering a range of sauces and chilli pastes that capture the flavours of Australia. * Bindi Bindi Dreaming: yummy delights including cakes, roo bites and crackers infused with traditional native herbs and spices. * Urban Indigenous: offering bush tucker tasting and ochre face painting. * Dale Tilbrook: taste a range of chutneys, relishes, jams, sweet sauces, oils and dukkah, and take home a little bush herb blend or sauce for later. * Tucker Bush: offering a range of Australian native plants with edible fruits, nuts, seeds or leaves.
The theme for the 2016 NAIDOC Week will be Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. Songlines are intricate maps of land, sea and country. They describe travel and trade routes, the location of waterholes and the presence of food. Through learning more about Songlines and how they connect people to Country and the Country to people – we celebrate the rich history and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures – the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
Don't forget to tune in to 100.9FM to hear the afternoon's music live across Noongar Radio. For all other events as part of the NAIDOC Week festivities, click here.