NAIDOC Week 2020

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NAIDOC Week runs from Sunday 8 November to Sunday 15 November. This year’s theme  is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be.’

Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.

It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history of this country – which is Australian history. We want all Australians to celebrate that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet and to recognise that our sovereignty was never ceded.

 

NAIDOC Week events in Bendigo

Bendigo City Council: Flag Raising Ceremony – Monday 9th November

This digital event included  Dja Dja Wurrung Welome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Launch of the New 2021-2025 City of Greater Bendigo Reconciliation Action Plan.

Watch there ceremony here.

 

Access Australia Group: NAIDOC Open Day at Peppergreen Farm – Monday 9th November

Access Australia Group (AAG) invited the community to come and visit our Peppergreen Farm. The open day included a tour of PepperGreen Farm’s beautiful garden, an afternoon tea, introduction to AAG’s suite of programs on offer to the community, along with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony provided by Dja Dja Wurrung.

 

Bendigo Art Gallery: Talking First Nations Fashion panel event for Piinpi; Contemporary Indigenous Fashion exhibition – Tuesday 10th of November at 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Panel event livestream via the Bendigo Art Gallery Facebook page.

Welcome to Country by Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Cooperation.

The Piinpi; Contemporary Indigenous Fashion exhibition curated by First Nations Curator Shonae Hobson brings together a selection of seventy designers, artists and makers to showcase the first major  survey of Indigenous Australian fashion. Including works from Tashara Roberts, Aunty Marilyn Nicholls and Rodney Carter, the exhibition is set to open on the 17th of October at Bendigo Art Gallery.

 

Bendigo Art Gallery: An evening with Artists from Piinpi; Director of First Nations Fashion Design Grace Lillian Le and Manager Teagan Cowlishaw – Thursday 12th of November at 6.00pm – 7.00pm

An evening with the First Nations Fashion Design Artists livestream via the Bendigo Art Gallery Facebook page.

Welcome to Country by Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Cooperation.

The Talking First Nations panel event online (via live streaming) with Shonae and Tashara facilitating will include guest Designers and Artists from the exhibition such as Lyn-Al Young, Lisa Waup, and Arkie Barton. The evening event will focus on First Nations Fashion Design Director Grace Lillian Le and Manager Teagan Cowlishaw whose works also features in the exhibition.

 

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