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Plenty to celebrate during NAIDOC Week on the Sunshine Coast

From flag raising to family fun days and art exhibitions, the Sunshine Coast is set to host a range of events to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022 (July 3-10), and everyone is invited to join in the fun.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! which calls on our community to rally for systemic change and continue to support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said NAIDOC week continued to be a highlight of the annual calendar and the 2022 program was set to be a great success.

“Sunshine Coast Council remains committed to ensuring we have strengthened working relationships with First Nations peoples and continued to advance reconciliation,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The updated Reconciliation Action Plan highlights our continued commitment to promoting the self-determination of First Nations peoples focusing on providing equitable economic, employability and education opportunities within the organisation.”

Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said he was looking forward to the range of events held across the region for NAIDOC Week.

“NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate First Nations culture, heritage and the First Nations community’s proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up,” Cr Law said.

“The 2022 theme invites us to act decisively and shape a future based on justice, equity, and proper recognition of First Nations peoples.

“Council is committed to growing a strong community including long-term and meaningful engagement with Traditional Custodians and First Nations communities as part of the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 and our Corporate Plan 2021-2025.”

NAIDOC Week celebrations will kick-off with a NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony to be held at Nambour Forecourt, outside of the Eddie De Vere building (Council Chambers in Nambour) on the corner of Currie and Bury streets, Nambour on Monday, July 4 at 9am.

Events held for NAIDOC Week:

Lyndon Davis: Djagan Yaman Exhibition

This is the first major solo exhibition of Lyndon Davis (Kabi Kabi).

Open until Saturday, August 6 at USC Art Gallery, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

For more information, visit USC’s website.

Hayley Millar Baker: There we were all in one place Exhibition

There we were all in one place is an early career survey exhibition of cross-cultural artist Hayley Millar Baker (Gunditjmara).

From June 6 to August 6 at USC Art Gallery, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Down.
For more information, visit USC’s website.

Veiled Histories: Works by leading First Nations artists – Jennifer Herd (MBarbarum) & Joanne Currie Nalingu (Gungurri) Exhibition
In celebration of NAIDOC, we honour two extraordinary visual storytellers.

Official Launch at 6pm on June 30.

Exhibition runs from July 1 to August 21 at Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra.
For more information, visit the Sunshine Coast Gallery website.

Sunshine Coast Libraries celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022

Sunshine Coast Council Libraries will host a range of activities and provide resources across NAIDOC.

From Sunday, July 3 to Sunday, July 10
For more information, visit the libraries website.

Sunshine Coast Council NAIDOC 2022 Flag Raising
To celebrate NAIDOC 2022 – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Sunshine Coast Council invites the community to attend its annual flag raising ceremony.

From 10am on Monday, July 4 at the Nambour Library Forecourt, Cnr Currie and Bury Streets, Nambour

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/365309629937

Wan’diny NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Attend workshops, try activities and enjoy live performances and more!

From 10am on Saturday, July 9 at the Quota Memorial Park, Mathew Street, Nambour.

For event details, visit the Wan’diny NAIDOC Family Fun Facebook event.

For more information about NAIDOC Week on the Sunshine Coast, visit council’s website.

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