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North Burnett celebrates NAIDOC Week 2-9 July 2017

Jun 27, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

North Burnett will once again celebrate NAIDOC week from 2 to 9 July 2017.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers invites all residents and visitors to join NAIDOC Week celebrations throughout the region.

“NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for North Burnett residents and visitors to the region to celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and reflect on the indigenous history that abounds throughout our region,” Mayor Chambers said.

In conjunction with NAIDOC Week, The RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre will be holding the official opening of its newest exhibition, ‘Our Languages Matter; Serving Country Collection’, showcasing artworks of Wakka Wakka woman Hazel Cowburn and award winning photographer Belinda Mason, on Sunday, 2 July 2017.

Not to miss out, North Burnett Regional Council libraries will also be holding a special NAIDOC Children’s Storey Time and Craft Session on Tuesday, 4 July commencing 10am. Come along and view a display of local children’s animal artwork.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

For further information on North Burnett Regional Council’s NAIDOC Week celebrations contact Council on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC), email Council, call into your local Customer Service Centre, or visit the NAIDOC website.