NAIDOC Celebrations

NAIDOC Celebrations
Council’s flagship NAIDOC Family Fun Day event was held at the Bankstown City Gardens from 10am-3pm on Saturday, 1 July. This fun and inclusive event featured performances from First Nations artists. Council’s flagship NAIDOC Family Fun Day event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and history! Council’s flagship NAIDOC Family Fun Day event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and history!  

NAIDOC Celebrations

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the significance of our Aboriginal heritage and the important contribution that the Canterbury-Bankstown’s Aboriginal population make in our community and across our vibrant City.
The program of events will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and heritage; as well as embrace the NAIDOC 2024 theme, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’, a homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and their ongoing contributions to communities across the country.
Council’s flagship NAIDOC Family Fun Day event will be held at the Bankstown City Gardens from 10am-3pm on Saturday, 6 July. This fun and inclusive event will feature performances from First Nations artists, workshops, stalls, a FREE barbeque and more. Come along and enjoy a great day celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and history!
 
NAIDOC Family Fun Day
Join us as we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performances
  • Australian wildlife show
  • Cultural workshops
  • Rides
  • Indigenous games
  • Face painting
  • Art exhibitions
  • Kids activities
  • Free BBQ
When: 10am-3pm, Saturday 6 July
Where: Bankstown City Gardens Restwell Street, Bankstown NSW 2200
No registration required, simply show up!

If you are interested in being a stallholder / entertainer, please click here

​Film Screening and Q&A session with local Aboriginal Elder Jennifer Newman

Come along to watch 'Occupation: Native', starring Trish Moreton and Steven Oliver. In this country, the Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It's not that the Australian story is wrong, it's just that it's a wee bit one-sided. Getting all historical, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history.

Then will be followed by a questions and answers session hosted by local Wirraduri woman Aunty Jennifer Newman. 

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First Nations Cultural Mindfulness Workshop
The cultural mindfulness session will provide an insight about First Nations people and culture. Workshop hosted by local Wirraduri woman Aunty Jennifer Newman.
  • Where: TBC
  • When: TBC
  • Snacks provided. Limited spots available

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The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.