Celebrate over 50,000 years of culture and heritage at Burramatta NAIDOC 8 July, 1-7pm at Parramatta River.
NAIDOC Burramatta 2017 aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water.
The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.
Enjoy a culture-filled day at Parramatta River on 8 July during Burramatta NAIDOC. Featuring the Blak Markets, bush tucker, workshops, free bike hire and heritage tours, free BBQ, must-see performances by Indigenous performers including award-winning singer/songwriter Benny Walker, and a fireworks finale.
For more information, visit www.discoverparramatta.com/naidoc
This is the week we celebrate commemorating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a great opportunity to participate in a range of organised-activities nationally, and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
This year is to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.
Whilst there were some 250 distinct Aboriginal languages spoken across the continent, today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on.