We’ve just seen a record number of events during National Reconciliation Week and the NAIDOC Week calendar is bursting with possibilities to celebrate, to engage, to learn and to walk in solidarity with the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
visit the Vic NAIDOC website – there are flag-raisings, cultural tours, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and much, much more happening all around Victoria … and don’t forget the NAIDOC Marches that every year grow louder and prouder! Joining a NAIDOC March is one small thing that every one of us can do to demonstrate support for and solidarity with Victoria’s proud, resilient, vibrant – and growing – Aboriginal community.
This year’s theme is Our Languages Matter, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Aboriginal languages, this is your chance. http://www.naidoc.org.au/2017-national-naidoc-theme
Can’t even NAIDOC? WHAT’S THIS THEN….? MC’d by Black Comedy star STEVEN OLIVER this FIRST OFFICIAL NAIDOC PRIDE LGBTIQA+ CROWNING night will be a delectable smorgasbord of fierce rivalry, deviant disco and heel kickin’ fun with conversations of strength, inclusiveness and determination. The night will see 2 fabulous performers crowned and go on to be throned on the MIDSUMMA Pride March LGBTIQA+ float in 2018!!
DJ SOV TRACKS! HOURLY GIVEAWAYS! GET IN EARLY! Doors Open 7pm
Vau d’ vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant 62 Johnston St, Fitzroy Vic
Tickets: Online @ http://www.Eventbrite.com.au $10 At the Door $15
Can’t even party? WHAT’S THIS THEN…? Hosted by Victorian Naidoc Indulge on our city’s finest glittering Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander performers as they battle it out on the cat-walk and strut their thang!
Prior to the introduction of the Yarra River Protection Bill (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) in a moving & historic moment, Wurundjeri Elders addressed the Legislative Assembly in both English & Woi-wurrung language to explain their connection to the Yaarra River & the importance of protecting the river for generations to come.
A new Birrarung Council – comprising traditional owners and representatives from environmental, farming and community bodies – will also be established to advise the government and act as an ‘independent voice’ for the river. Watch the whole address on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxoOvxZ8wY&app=desktop