NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. NAIDOC week (7 – 14 July) showcases a national Indigenous program of events that acknowledge the diversity of Aboriginal culture and celebrating reconciliation. This year’s NAIDOC theme, “Voice.Treaty.Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future” will be a platform for acknowledgment, conversations, and understanding of our history in order for all Australians to move forward together.
In Parramatta, Burramatta NAIDOC is part of the City’s Warami Indigenous program that kicked off with the NRL Indigenous Round on 23 May at Bankwest Stadium followed by National Sorry Day on 26 May, Reconciliation Week from 27 May to3 June and Parramatta’s special Reconciliation Week celebrations at Centenary Square on 31 May with guest performer, Archie Roach. Burramatta NAIDOC held on 14 July, at Parramatta Park is focused on the Darug people, land, and places in Parramatta and its surrounding areas.
You are invited to enjoy a range of free activities to celebrate the rich Indigenous culture through workshops, traditional arts and crafts, bush tucker, music and dance, heritage tours and market stalls.