NAIDOC by the Lake

NAIDOC BY THE LAKE – Our Languages Matter

When > Saturday 8 July, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where > Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT

Who > Everyone is invited this is a community event

Cost > Entry and activities are free, food stalls will be available for purchasing lunch, snacks and drinks.

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> Welcome to Country by Aunty Agnes at 11.30am

> To be opened by Minister Rachel Stephen Smith at 11.30am

To celebrate NAIDOC and Our Languages Matter, join us for a FREE family festival of live music, dancing, food stalls, fun, face painting and hands on craft activities for all the family. Bring the family down to the lake to join in some traditional weaving or sit around the campfire and listen to some yarns. 

Experience traditional Indigenous music and dancing by Maluerindi, the Wiradjuri Echoes and the ACT Torres Straight Islander Dancers; hear music from Johnny Huckle, Rachel Armstrong and our own Talk Blak group.

Free workshops and activities include making damper by the fire, remote control car painting, weaving workshops, face painting, storytelling and more.


What’s On at NAIDOC By The Lake 2017?

Heaps to see and do at NAIDOC by the Lake on Saturday the 8th of July… Our Languages Matter 2017. Join us at Belconnen Arts Centre between 11am – 3pm.

> Come and join the Kemarre Indigenous Women’s Group make bird and insect soft sculptures – drop in workshops running all day.

> Gungahlin Child and Family Centre are hosting loads of kids art and craft workshops, come and make something to take home – drop in workshops running all day.

> Meg and Ange from the Strong Womens Group can show you some traditional weaving techniques and the different baskets you can make – drop in workshops running all day.

> Be drawn in and then blown away by Johnny Huckle’s story telling.

> Come to see the indigenous music and dance performances scheduled throughout the day.

> munch on some yummy lunch and enjoy the bonfire and live music!

> You will be able to buy indigenous art and also find out about financial or legal advice and local and national indigenous tours.

More info to come about this great event! Or follow our Facebook event for up to the minute news about NAIDOC by the Lake.

We hope you can come!

Maluerindi (Chaydin) – Didgeridoo and Dancing
ACT Torres Strait Islander Dancers
Rachel Armstrong
Wiradjuri Echoes
Talk Blak
Johnny Huckle

ACTIVITIES/WORKSHOPS – Drop in through the day
Kemarre Women’s Group; weaving and basket making
Kids Arts and Crafts 
Damper by the fire 
Remote control car painting (BCS) only 12pm – 2pm
Weaving Workshop
Storytelling – Johnny Huckle