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naidoc 2018


Dear NAIDOC supporters,

The Koolin-ik ba Kirrip-buluk (Family and Friends) National NAIDOC Week Celebration is to be held at the

Cranbourne Gardens

Wednesday 11 July 2018

10am – 2pm. 
Koolin-ik ba Kirrip-buluk (Family and Friends) NAIDOC event creates opportunities for cultural learning for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members from the Southern Metropolitan Region and beyond. Koolin-ik ba Kirrip-buluk is a free family-friendly event celebrating Indigenous culture hosted in the City of Casey and supported by numerous community organisations.

The event offers opportunities for CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) community members, newly arrived migrant and refugee children and families to celebrate and learn about Australia’s oldest living culture. Cultural emersion experiences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, particularly young Koori children living in out-of-home care, are offered on the day. Culturally relevant practices and experiences are shared to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health and wellbeing, and assist in connecting Indigenous culture to the broader community.

This year’s theme ‘Because of Her, We Can’  celebrates the invaluable contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to our community. Our event program shall include the following activities:

Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony with Boon Wurrung Elder Nárweet Carolyn Briggs & Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir
Bushfood walk with Nárweet Carolyn Briggs & Aboriginal Heritage Guide Ben Church
Traditional Storytelling with Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir
Traditional Storytelling with Uncle Ron Murray
Indigenous Hip Hop Projects workshop

Opportunities for you to volunteer as an Activity Ambassador on the day include:

*   Traditional weaving with Vicki Couzens & Jarrah Bundle
*   NAIDOC quilt art with Leah Horvath
*   Bushfood & women’s traditional tools display
*   Where’s your mob from?
*   Kinship Tree
*   Potting up a bush food plants
*   Message stick painting
*   Giant weaving frame
*   Community nest building
*   Small clay nest & echidna making
*   Hand animal stencils
*   Yarning tent with fire pit

To be an Activity Ambassador, you must hold a current Working With Children Check.

Please email your Expression of Interest to Catherine Ashton, Producer Participation at

A confirmation email shall be sent to you upon registration.


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RBGV NAIDOC 2018 Cranbourne Gardens