NAIDOC celebrations offer something for all

EVER tried kangaroo or crocodile?

Then you should have been at Laidley's NAIDOC Week celebrations on Thursday when the community gathered for an Australiana barbecue, Dreamtime stories, art and displays and information to learn more about indigenous culture at the Laidley Community Centre.

NAIDOC Week is an annual event in July to acknowledge the traditional owners of Australia and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Celebrations were led by Aunty Therese and Uncle Milton to celebrate positive changes and relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people in the Lockyer Valley and build even better connections for a brighter future.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'.

This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

Jermaine Isua and Bernard Walit of the Saibai Koedhal clan and Koranga Dance group were up from Brisbane to perform a traditional dance while Matthew Middleton enchanted the audience with skilful didgeridoo playing.

JERMAINE ISUA AND Bernard Walit of the Saibai Koedhal clan and Koranga Dance group came to Laidley Community Centre for a visit to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

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