Kwinana celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020

Kwinana celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020
10 November 2020

The City of Kwinana, local service providers and the community celebrated NAIDOC Week from 2 to 6 November – a week earlier than the official NAIDOC Week to allow our community to participate in other celebrations across the State and metro area.

NAIDOC Week was postponed from its usual July spot this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NAIDOC 2020 theme ‘Always Was Always Will Be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Kwinana’s celebrations were organised by local Aboriginal community controlled organisations with support from the City. The opening service included a Welcome to Country, traditional smoking ceremony, song and dance from local school students and information tents from local organisations. The Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre also staged a stunning art exhibition with the 2020 theme ‘Always Was Always Will Be’.

“NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The community and service providers with support from the City work collaboratively to deliver events across Kwinana,” said City of Kwinana Mayor, Carol Adams.

“NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

The City of Kwinana’s NAIDOC celebrations included an art exhibition, which showcased local artists, children’s activities by Bright Futures Children’s Services and Moorditj Kulungars, a family day at Medina Cultural Centre and Kwinana NAIDOC Week 2020 Award Ceremony.

NAIDOC Week was postponed from its usual July spot this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NAIDOC 2020 theme ‘Always Was Always Will Be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Kwinana’s celebrations were organised by local Aboriginal community controlled organisations with support from the City. The opening service included a Welcome to Country, traditional smoking ceremony, song and dance from local school students and information tents from local organisations. The Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre also staged a stunning art exhibition with the 2020 theme ‘Always Was Always Will Be’.

“NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The community and service providers with support from the City work collaboratively to deliver events across Kwinana,” said City of Kwinana Mayor, Carol Adams.

“NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

The City of Kwinana’s NAIDOC celebrations included an art exhibition, which showcased local artists, children’s activities by Bright Futures Children’s Services and Moorditj Kulungars, a family day at Medina Cultural Centre and Kwinana NAIDOC Week 2020 Award Ceremony.