naidoc week

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's NAIDOC Week theme 'Because of her, we can!' focused on the important role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play at the community, local, state and national levels. This year, the City of Vincent held a series of free community events, highlighted by the NAIDOC festival at Hyde Park.

City of Vincent NAIDOC Festival

NAIDOC Week was celebrated at Hyde Park with a massive line-up of entertainment and activities, including:

  • Welcome to Country with Elder May McGuire
  • Smoking Ceremony with Vaughn McGuire
  • Live music by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
  • Interactive Noongar dance performance with Baldja Moort
  • Headband workshop with Karla Hart
  • Shoe and canvas painting with Jarred Franey
  • Sand Mural by Acacia Collard
  • Sand Yarning with Bec Garlett
  • Urban Indigenous Community Canvas
  • Reconciliation Community Consultation with Danny Ford
  • Food from Kuditj Cafe & Veggie Mama

Noongar Story Time with Bec Garlett

Bec Garlett from Warlitj Productions shared stories of Noongar culture, tradition and language for children aged between 5 and 12 at the Vincent Library. Parents and guardians were encouraged to join and stay for the session.

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Aboriginal Art Workshop with Jade Dolman

Jade Dolman (J.D. Penangke) facilitated two workshops, including an all ages and a juniors (5+) aboriginal art workshop at the Vincent Library. Jade explored the meaning of colours and symbols in aboriginal art as well as shared stories of Noongar culture and language. Participants had the opportunity to create a piece of art to take home. Catering was supplied by Bushfood Experience.