Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2012

Kakadu traditional owner Violet Lawson will guide visitors around Mamukala wetlands as part of NAIDOC week celebrations

Kakadu traditional owner Violet Lawson will guide visitors around Mamukala wetlands as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

It’s NAIDOC Week and there are activities and celebrations happening across our parks. Wherever you are, all Australians are encouraged to take part in an activity and celebrate Australia’s rich Indigenous cultural heritage.

At Kakadu National Park the week will begin with an open day at Bowali Visitor Centre with traditional dancing lessons, traditional painting and pandanus weaving displays and a chance to try making your own painting or bracelet. Download the timetable here.

If you’re further south Booderee National Park offers a series of campfire yarns and whale tales with traditional owner Julie Freeman – all in the surroundings of the beautiful park. You can download the details here.

NAIDOC week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. For more details of what’s on in a Parks Australia park near you please go to www.parksaustralia.gov.au. You can also visit www.naidoc.org.au.

Tanya, Parks Australia

 

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