Celebrate Our First Nations Cultures This Week NAIDOC


NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the history, culture and achievements of Australia’s First Nations people.

Celebrate and recognize the history, culture and accomplishments of First Nations peoples this National NAIDOC Week – July 3-10, 2022.

The week is an opportunity to learn about First Nations history and participate in celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

There are plenty of activities for all ages to get involved in through ACT – check out some options below:

NAIDOC in the North

The Belconnen Arts Center presents NAIDOC in the North, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through stories, song, art, dance and ceremony at events in North Canberra.

The Belconnen Arts Center welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to learn from members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through workshops, performances, activities and entertainment.

Connection: Songs of the First Peoples of Australia exhibition at the National Museum of Australia

Take a journey through Indigenous art and culture in a spectacular immersive experience. The Link is a new digital experience from Grande Experiences, the creators of Living Van Gogh.

Be sure to check An Indigenous Culinary Journey exhibition also presented at the museum.

National Museum of Australia's Connection Exhibition
Water by Judy Weston (Photo: Grande Experiences).

Community Sector NAIDOC Week Event in Woden Town Square

The ACT Community Sector holds its eighth annual NAIDOC week. It will include a welcome home and smoking ceremony followed by music performances, children’s activities, art workshops, spinning circles, stalls and food throughout the day.

  • When: Tuesday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Woden Town Square and Woden Library.
  • No cost.

Culture in Motion – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Join Ronnie Jordan, a Kalkadoon Pitta Pitta woman, who will share her traditional ecological knowledge and help you create your own bush animal.

The workshop inspires a connection with Aboriginal culture, and children and adults will learn the techniques of the centuries-old art of traditional weaving.

The workshop is suitable for children from 3 years old.
Children ages 3-7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

10th NAIDOC Community Art Exhibition

Community Services #1 invites Canberrans to see its 10th NAIDOC Community Art Exhibition.

See 40 original works created by inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Center as part of an art program designed to develop their artistic skills and talents and aid in their rehabilitation.

It’s their art, it’s their stories.

  • When: from July 1st.
  • Where: 63 Boolimba Street, Narrabundah.
  • No cost.

Organize an event this week NAIDOC and not on our list, let us know by sending us a message on the ACT Government Facebook page.

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