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Clare’s NAIDOC week take 2!

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Clare’s NAIDOC event is back on! It was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The event will go ahead on Saturday, 30 January 2021 and will take place under the gum trees at the Clare Showgrounds.

The event will kick off at 4pm and continue through to 9pm with hopes of beating the heat.

The NAIDOC event in Clare will celebrate Ngadjuri and other first Nations peoples with dynamic demonstrations of music, art, dance, cooking and ceremonies, revealing the cultural diversity and richness within our greater community.

The Committee has designed with something for the whole family with Animals Anonymous will be there with a range of native animals to learn about, see and touch.  

The singing palaeontologist Professor Flint will be educating his audience with stories of South Australia, including facts about megafauna such as huge wombats, giant scissor-toothed possums and ducks bigger than emus.

There will also be a range of other activities such as bead making, Aboriginal painting, clapstick and cooking kangaroo tails. It is going to be an action-packed afternoon.

The event is not only a wonderful opportunity for the Ngadjuri peoples to come together on Country, it is also a chance for non-indigenous people to experience the rich Aboriginal culture.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. The origin can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920’s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

It is free entry however; public is urged to register for the event due to number restrictions. 

Book your free ticket here. 

Source: Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council

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