NAIDOC Week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. This year’s theme is ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’, so join us in hearing the voices and learning the truths of the cultures, achievements and history from our First Nations people.
We’ve been lucky enough to invite the Speaking in Colour team to provide different workshops to young people and their families for this special occasion!
The following workshops will be delivered:-
Time to move (Aboriginal dance):
You’ll get to learn a few dance moves, have your hands painted in ochre and develop an understand of why and how Aboriginal people utilized dance in their everyday.
You’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal weaving, how, when and why. You’ll then learn a contemporary weaving technique creating a little keepsake.
Students have the opportunity to listen and learn from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Elder. This is often providing key note addresses, story time or even in a mentoring role.
You’ll learn about a wide range of artefacts, how they are made, by who and how they are used. You’ll also get an opportunity to touch a selection of items.
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Speaking in Colour is a an Aboriginal owned and led business based on Awabakal land (Newcastle) that is aimed at providing Aboriginal education and training, as well as cultural immersion experiences to both young people and adults.They envision their practices to embrace Aboriginal perspectives and foster powerful, positive relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
This event will be taking place on Wonnarua Country. headspace Maitland would like to acknowledge the Wonnarua people as the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation, and the continuation of spiritual, educational and cultural practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We would like to acknowledge the Wonnarua people who come before us, those emerging into the Community and present Custodians, as well as Country itself.
This event is family friendly, and is suitable for young people aged 6+ years.
This is a drug and alcohol free event.
This is a FREE event, however registration is essential: Click here to register