NAIDOC week celebrations kick off on the Gold Coast

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to participate in a range of activities this week to support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community during NAIDOC week.

Held across Australia from July 7-14, NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth. which were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.


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Here is a guide of all the events happening around the Gold Coast for NAIDOC Week 2019:

Monday 8 July
Gold Coast NAIDOC Week Community Launch
Time: 9:30am – 11am
Where: Kalwan Community Care Service – Bonogin

Jellurgal Art Exhibition Opening
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Jellurgal Cultural Centre – Burleigh Heads

Tuesday 9 July
Bond University Flag Raising Ceremony
Time: 9:30am
Where: Bond University – Robina

Griffith University NAIDOC Event
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Griffith University – Southport

Under 8’s Play-Based Fun
Time: 11:30am – 1pm
Where: 255 Old Coach Road, Upper Coomera

Wednesday 10 July
Gold Coast Titans NAIDOC Event
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Firth Park, Mudgeeraba

Bond University Academic Panel
Time: 5:45pm – 7:45pm
Where: Bond University – Robina

Thursday 11 July
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service NAIDOC Day
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Gold COast University Hospital – Southport

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders Luncheon
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Currumbin RSL – Currumbin

Friday 12 July
Gold Coast Community NAIDOC Recognition and Celebration Street March
Time: from 10am
Where: Meet at Coolangatta Reserve

Find out more information in the poster below:

https://www.facebook.com/kalwun/photos/a.722027987912581/2269710906477607/?type=3&theater

There is also a NAIDOC Family fun day happening in Kingston tomorrow. The celebration will be taking place at Gould Adams Park in Kingston from 9am.

https://www.facebook.com/LoganTogether/posts/2379165462328375

For more information about NAIDOC Week, visit: naidoc.org.au/