NAIDOC Week 2019 – Greater Shepparton

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. In 2019, Naidoc Week is celebrated from 7-14 July, with the theme, Voice, Treaty, Truth: Lets walk together for a shared future. In Greater Shepparton, NAIDOC Week commences with a Flag Raising ceremony at Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative on the morning of Monday, 7 July.


The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 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. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

In Greater Shepparton

Monday, 8 July 2019
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Flag Raising Breakfast 8AM – 11AM
Hosted by Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative
20 Rumbalara Rd, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia
Welcome to Country
Smoking Ceremony
Flag Raising
Guest Speakers with Breakfast provided.
Health Service will be open from 8:45am
Call 5820 0000 to register (for catering purposes)
Buses will be picking up from Queens Gardens and Coles Mooroopna from 7am for those going to the Flag raising event

Monday, July 8, 2019
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Family Movie Day 11:30 AM – 1:10 PM
Village Cinemas (Shepparton, Victoria)
9-13 Stewart Street, Shepparton, Victoria 3630
Hosted by Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative
Toy Story 4 – SOLD OUT
Transport from Flag Raising event to Village Cinemas available

Monday, July 8, 2019
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Family Movie Day 12:15 PM – 2:55 PM
Village Cinemas (Shepparton, Victoria)
9-13 Stewart Street, Shepparton, Victoria 3630
Hosted by Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative
Men In Black – International – SOLD OUT
Transport from Flag Raising event to Village Cinemas available

Tuesday, 9 July
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NAIDOC Week Celebration at 12:00pm
The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health
49 Graham St, Shepparton, Vic 3630
The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health invite you, the members of the community to attend our NAIDOC week celebration from 12pm – 2pm.
More information: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=503634

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019
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Elders Luncheon, 11:30 – 1:30pm
Hosted by Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative
Elders NAIDOC Luncheon – 2 course meal – entertainment and raffle prizes
Please call 5820 0000 to Register
There will be sausage sizzle on offer for other attendees
Note: 2 course meal is for Elders only

Tuesday, 9 July 2019
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Victoria Park 1PM – 3PM
Activities in the park presents: Traditional Indigenous Games
Hosted by Get Mooving Greater Shepparton and ASHE

Activities in the park: School Holiday Activities Program and the Academy of Sport Health and Education (ASHE) provide all community members with the opportunity to support and celebrate NAIDOC week by getting involved and participating in some traditional Indigenous games with a modern twist. Safe, interactive and high energy activities. Fun for all ages.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable active clothing, bring a drink bottle and remember to be weather appropriate.
For more information please call Healthy Communities on (03) 58329431

Tuesday July 9, 2019
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Opening of Emmanuel Cooper Centre
above Villa Maria Homes, 11:30 – 1:30PM
Hosted by Aldara Yenara
Level 1, 207-217 Wyndham St, Shepparton, 3630
RSVP to Rod, rod@aldharayenara.com.au
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Wednesday, 10th July 2019
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Bangerang Cultural Centre Naidoc Event
open day and BBQ Lunch
10am till 2 pm
Hosted by Bangerang Cultural Centre
Bangerang Cultural Centre
1 Evergreen Way, Shepparton, Victoria 3630
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Barmah National Park, 11 AM – 3 PM
Barmah Township, follow the Sandridge Track
Dharnya Family Day
Hosted by Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
all welcome to join in the fun at Dharnya Family Day, Wednesday 10th July 2019 from 11am-3pm
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Thursday, July 11
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Family Fun Day at 11 AM – 2 PM
Hosted by Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative
20 Rumbalara Rd, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia
Kids Activities – Face Painting – Pony Rides – Raffles – Arts and Crafts – Stalls
Lunch served at 12:15pm
Please register for catering purposes by calling 5820 0000.

Thursday, July 11
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Badja Bayaderra: Story time in the Park 11:30am to 1:00pm
Hosted by Activities in the Park’s School Holiday Activities Program
Kidstown – Adventure playground
Badja Bayaderra: Story Time in the Park is a rewarding educational experience providing kids with a fun and engaging story telling session spoken in both English and Yorta Yorta language. Story time is then followed by an arts and craft activity where participants are encouraged to learn more about the long neck turtle and create their own using different materials with Heidi Knowles, author of Badja Bayaderra.

Thursday, 11 July
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Goulburn Valley Health Launch of NAIDOC week
Elsie Jones Education Centre Courtyard
Welcome to Country by Lance James
Ngarra Burra Ferra: by Taleah Briggs
Smoking Ceremony, Digeridoo: Graham Briggs
Dungala Kaiela Batja Malnigan Dance Group
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RSVP: Carolyn McDowall: 5823 7909

Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Hosted by Kaiela Arts at 6 PM – 8 PM
The Cummergunja Walk-off
Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High Street, Shepparton, Victoria 3630

People often say that the Cummeragunga Walk-off took place because Aboriginal people were sick of rations and unhappy with management. Between 2006-2013 Robynne Nelson completed research in Australia, Mauritius and India, which resulted in the book Dharmalan Dana being written by Robynne and her father Uncle George Nelson. Uncovering a much broader story behind why Aboriginal people walked as a united force to be reckoned with join us to have a yarn with Robynne about its significance.

Free Event. Book for this event on TryBooking

Wednesday July 17
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ASHE Open Day
11 AM – 6 PM
Academy of Sport, Health and Education
21 Nixon Street, Shepparton, Victoria 3630
Come visit ASHE to see what we do and how you can enrol or find out more information on our courses, staff, students and the future.

 

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