NAIDOC Week kicks off in Freo

This morning  NAIDOC Week kicked off in Freo at the Army Museum which included a smoking ceremony, plaque unveiling,  and some films which looked at the important role aboriginal people played in wars Australia has fought in. It was a really worthwhile event.

There will be lots more events during the week at the Walyalup Aboriginal Culture Centre. This year’s theme is “Songlines: The living narrative of our nation”.

Events include workshops, bushfoods, movie screening, live dancers, aboriginal art and culture mini-market and acoustic performances.

Highlights include:

Songlines by Phil Walleystack

Hear the wonderful Phil Walleystack speak about his songlines and their relation to his music and lyrics on Monday 4 July, 1.00–2.30 pm at the Fremantle City Library. Light refreshments provided. Free.

Trakka app launch

Celebrate the launch of the Trakka mobile app tomorrow Monday 4 July, 3.00 pm at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The first-of-its-kind pilot app connects Aboriginal people, places, events and services and is a collaboration between the City, Indigenous Consulting Group and the local Nyoongar community.

The app can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices – search for ‘Trakka’.

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