Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum - 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, from 5 -12 July 2015 between the hours of 10am to 5pm. Experience a vibrant living Koorie culture through hip hop workshops, stunning exhibitions, Milarri Garden tours, family activities and more! Enjoy a week of activities and exhibitions celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Each year a different Australian state is chosen for the Award Ceremony. The host city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is Adelaide and awards night is filled with amazing entertainment. Unfortunately, tickets to attend the ceremony is all sold out!
You too can celebrate your own NAIDOC week. CLICK HERE for a few ideas as these private celebrations become increasingly popular in schools and other organisations.
Indigenous Hip Hop (11.30am Sunday to Friday) dance workshops with the indigenous Hip Hop ProjectsHOP.
Nitet Yapeneyepuk: 'Gather Together' (opens 10 July and runs till 8 Nov. Free with museum entry.) - enjoy ceramics, wood work, painting and weaving from artists at Gallery Kaiela Incorporated Shepparton.
CLICK HERE to book tickets - phone 13 11 02 As far as I can see, all of the above is free and included in the museum entry costs. If you happen to be a museum member, entry is free.
Adult $12, Concession* and Child (3–16 years) free entry.
Accepted concession cards are: Carer Card, Commonwealth Seniors Card, Health Care Card, International Seniors Card, Overseas University Card, Pension Card, Student Card (Australian or International) and Veterans Affairs Card. Photo ID is required for all concession entry.
Companion Card holders can bring their attendant free of charge. CLICK HERE to view the museum map.
Elaine Chambers, a proud Kuku Yalangi/Koa Aboriginal woman from Brisbane is this year's winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition. Image courtesy of NAIDOC website.
"We walk this land everyday, near you, next to you, and yet we are not close. You do not know what we know, see what we see, feel what we feel. But, this can change. You can share our culture, hear our stories, know the joy in our hearts, the pride the strength. With a single word we can connect. 'Wominjeka', Welcome!"