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.
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support our local Aboriginal community here on Gumbaynggirr Country.
As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee hold the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards to acknowledge individuals who, like Grace Roberts have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.
Each year the Coffs Harbour area enjoys a full week of NAIDOC activities, entertainment, culture and Aboriginal heritage. A calendar of events is coordinated by the committee at CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events), and planned with associated organisations and agencies. Events cover sport, food, art and culture and are open to the whole Coffs Harbour Community and all are welcome.
2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations:
NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. The NAIDOC Week calendar is packed with events. Below is a taster of some of the week’s exciting activities:
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July
What - Naru Surf Gathering
Where - Park Beach from 8am
Sunday 8th July
What - Walk a Mile Sista Style with Deadly Sista Girlz
Where - Jetty Foreshore, 8am
Monday 9th July
What - Official Flag Raising cermony and morning tea
Where - Coffs Harbour City Council Chambers, 9:30am
Tuesday 10th July
What - Galambila Family Fun Day.
Where - Galambila AMS, 10am
Wednesday 11th July
What - ‘Who You Gunna Call’ Forum - hosted by Mid North Coast Local Health District. An opportunity for community to engage with health service providers and is a fun and relaxing day for all.
Where - Coffs Harbour Showground, 10am – 3pm
Thursday 12th July
What - ‘Caring for Country Planting the Seed’ – hosted by: Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Land Council and BMNAC. This is a chance to learn more about bush native species and help out with important regeneration.
Where - Sealy Lookout, 10am
Friday 13th July
What - Family Golf Day hosted by Miiyinda La Goori Mens Group
Where - Coffs Harbour Golf Club, 8am
What - Elders luncheon hosted by Deadly Sista Girlz
Where - Boambee Community Centre, 3pm
What - Grace Roberts Community Development Awards
Where - C.EX Coffs, 5.30pm
Saturday 14th July
What - 3 on 3 Basketball Competition
Where - Key Training and Youth Services, West High Street, 9am
Should you require transport or more information regarding these events please call Lachlan Skinner on 0401 239 800.