Naidoc Week celebrations for everyone

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Greg Little, Lesley Ugle, Ingrid Hill, Natalie Wallam, Clifford Evens, Shannon Ugle with daughter Ruby Ugle, Janine Quicke with Aryah Livingstone.Both little girls are our mascots for 2019.
Camera IconGreg Little, Lesley Ugle, Ingrid Hill, Natalie Wallam, Clifford Evens, Shannon Ugle with daughter Ruby Ugle, Janine Quicke with Aryah Livingstone.Both little girls are our mascots for 2019.

Harvey Community Radio is gearing up for a big line-up of culture and events to celebrate Naidoc Week.

A street parade, official flag raising and welcome to country ceremony will kick-start the celebrations on Thursday while Harvey Community Radio will live broadcast throughout the day.

Event coordinator Janine Quicke said Naidoc Week was unique in more ways than one.

“This is the first community Naidoc celebration of its kind for Harvey, showcasing and celebrating indigenous culture, history and achievements,” Ms Quicke said.

In past years, Naidoc celebrations have been restricted to school-based programs but this year all celebrations will be in one place and accessible to everyone.

“Local schools have been busy putting together information displays while service groups are taking the opportunity to showcase what they have to offer.

“All of this has been made possible with collaborative partnerships between Harvey Community Radio, community groups and the Shire of Harvey.”

The schedule for the week is full of entertainment focused on fostering a connection between indigenous and non-indigenous community members.

On Saturday morning the radio team will be participating in a live interview with the ABC while special guest Marissa Verma will be offering bush tucker workshops.

“The Naidoc committee arekeen to see broader multicultural participation for this event and to develop and encourage a unified community understanding and appreciation of our evolving multicultural society.”

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