NAIDOC Week opening ceremony

June 15th, 2017

People from all over Western Australia will be heading to Elizabeth Quay on Sunday 2 July to celebrate the opening of NAIDOC Week 2017

From 11am to 4pm the Perth foreshore on the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan) River will come alive with an exciting celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with the theme of “Our Languages Matter.”

The 2017 theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

We’ll be joining the celebrations by co-hosting a free sausage sizzle at the event with Rotary Wanneroo.

The ceremony will also feature continuous performances by visiting and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, performers, community stalls, children’s activities, traditional food and an Elder’s marquee.