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NAIDOC Week

Wominjeka (Welcome) to NAIDOC Week at Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum

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Indigenous Hip Hop workshop. Source: Indigenous Hip Hop Projects.

NAIDOC Week is the national celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Australia’s First Peoples.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

Activities at the Melbourne Museum include:

Performance and shows:

  • Indigenous Hip Hop Dance workshops with the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects Crew.
  • The Connies Meet the ‘Connies’, Melbourne’s famous tram conductors.
  • Milarri Garden Guided Tour Discover traditional foods and technologies of Victoria’s First Peoples in the Milarri Garden.
  • My Special Season Get to know the Boonwurrung seasonal calendar and make a season card to take home.

Exhibitions:

  • Nitet Yapeneyepuk, Enjoy ceramics, wood work, painting and weaving from artists at Gallery Kaiela Shepparton.
  • First Peoples –Explore the stories of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.
  • Punuku Tjukurpa – A stunning collection of sculptures and paintings from one of Australia’s finest art movements
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