With the theme – Because of Her, We Can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held in Port Stephens from Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 July 2018, seeing a range of events held to highlight the significant roles Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women continue to play at community, local, state and national levels.
NAIDOC week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
This year, NAIDOC week is focusing the role of Indigenous women in our culture, social and political world which is often overlooked or forgotten. It is these women who have blazed the way for Indigenous peoples throughout the country - by keeping the dreamtime alive through stories, fighting for Indigenous rights and championing the oldest continuing culture on the planet.”
Monday 09/07/2018 - March and Flag Raising
Join in, on Monday 9 July at Raymond Terrace Cenotaph to Port Stephens Council for a march, flag raising and breakfast.
Meet at 8.30am at the Raymond Terrace Cenotaph and march to the Port Stephens Council administration building, where we celebrate with a flag raising, traditional ceremony and free breakfast from 9am.
Wednesday 11/07/2018 - March and Flag Raising
Join in, on Wednesday 11 July in Nelson Bay for a march, flag raising and breakfast.
Meet at 8.30am at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club and march to Apex Park, where we celebrate with a flag raising,and free breakfast from 9am
Thursday 12/07/2018 - Touch Football Championships
Venue: Boyd Oval. 8am - 3.30pm.
Address: Grey Gum Street, Medowie, NSW, 2318
Join in, on Thursday 11 July in Medowie for the annual NAIDOC Touch Football Championship held at Boyd Oval, Medowie.
Friday 13/07/2018 - Family Fun Day
Venue: King Park Sporting Complex. 10am - 2pm
Address: 23 Newline Rd, Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324
Join in, on Friday 13 July in Raymond Terrace for a FREE Family Fun Day at King Park Sporting Complex. A day of fun, where all are welcome! Enjoy a range of amusement rides and entertainment with stall holders from food operators and service providers.