The Douglas Shire will celebrate NAIDOC Week from July 14 with a range of events for the whole community to get involved in.
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought or contributed to the defence of our country.
Mayor Julia Leu said NAIDOC Week was all about celebrating the cultures of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for indigenous and non-indigenous Australians to join together to recognise the valuable contribution indigenous people make to Australia’s national identity,” Mayor Leu said.
“There’s something for everyone on the program which is a tribute to our hard-working Mossman NAIDOC Committee.”
The celebrations begin with a flag-raising ceremony at the Douglas Shire Council Administration Building in Front St, Mossman, next Monday July 14 from 10am-11.30am.
This will be followed by the NAIDOC Baby Show at the Mossman Gorge Community Church from 12pm-3pm with great prizes up for grabs in the search for the Shire’s cutest bubs.
On Tuesday July 15 there will be an elders lunch at the Mt Kooyong Nursing Home in Julatten from 11am-2pm.
Mossman State Primary School will host multicultural activities from 9am-11am on Wednesday July 16, with Rainforest Markets to be held at the Mossman Gorge Centre from 10am-2pm.
On Thursday July 17 there is a Goodstart NAIDOC morning tea and flag-raising ceremony at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre from 10am-noon and a NAIDOC luncheon at Mossman State High School from 1pm-2pm.
The NAIDOC Week celebrations will culminate in the Mossman community street march on Friday July 18 from 9.30am-10.30am which will be followed by the NAIDOC Family Fun Day at Bubu Kinkari (George Davis) Park in Mossman from 10.30am-2pm.
For more information contact the Mossman NAIDOC Committee on 0418 758 093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.