Flag has been raised today (Monday, July 4) outside Coffs Harbour City
Council’s Chamber to mark the start of this year’s NAIDOC Week.
ceremony included the awarding of this year’s NAIDOC Week Awards. The winners
Carberry (Highly Commended)
Grace (Highly Commended)
Skinner (Highly Commended)
Kitchener- Waters (Winner)
Jerrard (Encouragement Award)
Skinner (Encouragement Award)
A series of fun events is also being held throughout the Week. This year’s
theme is ‘Songlines - The living
narrative of our nation’ - which highlights the importance
of Songlines to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tuesday 5 July
CHASE and Deadly Factor Presents ‘The Songlines NAIDOC Concert’. Singing,
dancing, lip syncing performances showcasing local talent. Jetty Memorial
Wednesday 6 July
‘Who You Gunna Call’ Forum. Hosted by Aboriginal Health Mid North Coast Local
Health District. An opportunity for people to engage with health service
providers in an informal fun day. Coffs Harbour Showground, 10am – 3pm.
Thursday 7 July
‘Caring for Country Planting the Seed’. Hosted by North Coast Primary Health
network Closing the Gap program, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Coffs
Harbour District Local Aboriginal Lands Council. This is a chance to learn more
about bush native species and help out with important regeneration. Diggers Beach, 9:30am–2:30pm.
Family Golf Day. Hosted by CHASE Committee, sponsored by Miiyinda La Goori
Men’s Group. Novotel Pacific Bay Resort.