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NAIDOC Week in the East Pilbara

10/07/2018
An exciting week of events is planned to celebrate NAIDOC Week in the East Pilbara community.
 
The celebrations officially began on Monday with a flag raising ceremony at the Shire of East Pilbara administration office in Newman.

"NAIDOC Week is a significant event on our calendar, both locally and nationally because it is a celebration of the contribution made to this great country by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people," said Councillor Jay Ahmedi who was officiating at the event.

"The story of NAIDOC Week is one of struggle and of determination – for recognition, for rights and for respect for Aboriginal people.

"This is a chance for all of us to celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and promote reconciliation within the wider community," he added.

The celebrations will continue this week culminating in a Free Community Concert at Boomerang Oval in Newman this Sunday from 12 pm, which will include traditional bush tucker and a range of amusements for kids.

NAIDOC week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This years theme; Because of Her, We Can;  celebrates the essential role that women have played - and continue to play - as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.

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