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NAIDOC Week

Indigenous Roots
Multicultural Month
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Indigenous Roots
Multicultural Month

Dates

8 November 2020 - 15 November 2020
Daily
24 Hours

Always Was, Always Will Be, the theme for NAIDOC Week 2020, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

We are spiritually and culturally connected to this country, criss-crossed by generations of brilliant Nations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, navigators, engineers, farmers, botanists, scientists, diplomats, astronomers and artists.

Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories. The First Peoples engraved the world’s first maps, made the earliest paintings of ceremony and invented unique technologies. We built and engineered structures – structures on Earth – predating well-known sites such as the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge.

Join us this NAIDOC Week as we celebrate those who made the very first footprints on this continent and work to sustainably provide for their future.

 

Ramingining Bak’bidi Festival – 8 November 7:30pm 

NAIDOC Week WTC & Flag Raising Ceremony – 9 November 9:30am

‘Always Was: Always Will Be’ NAIDOC livestream – 10 November 10:00am

Milingimbi Gatjirrk Festival – streaming here 15 November 7:30pm

(Above: Play this video to watch the stream live!)

Ramingining Bak'bidi Festival

From the swamplands of Ramingining in Arnhem Land comes a special virtual presentation of the Bak’bidi Festival.

Experience Music and Culture this NAIDOC week and experience a fascinating insight into life in Ramingining.

Streamed here on 8 November. 

NAIDOC Week WTC & Flag Raising Ceremony

The annual Flag Raising Ceremony officially marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, bringing together community to honour the connection to culture, country, and language of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country and a moment of silence for our people who have gone before us. 

Streamed here on 9 November. 

Always Was: Always Will Be

Tuesday 10 November

Tune in for this exclusive NAIDOC week event centered around First Nations art and storytelling and is a celebration of Indigenous knowledge and culture that recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

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Milingimbi Gatjirrk Festival

Be transported to the heart of the Crocodile Islands in Arnhem Land for this special virtual presentation of Milingimbis GATJIRRK Festival.

Experience the power of traditional song and dance as well as the best bands to come out of Milingimbi. 

Streaming on this page via the link above Sunday 15 November.

Podcast: Rob Hyatt, Manager, Education and Visitor Experience, KHT

As part of our 3-part NAIDOC Week series, Anything But Square is joined by Rob Hyatt as Cultural Education Manager of Koorie Heritage Trust. Rob provides the Indigenous history of Melbourne and the land in which Fed Square is laid upon and the land’s relationship with the Yarra River.

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Multicultural Month
Past Event
It’s Multicultural Month at Fed Square! This year, cultures collide and collaborate for a virtual festival bursting with colour, variety and flavour!  Join in the vibrancy of the Victorian Festival of Diwali, don’t miss NAIDOC week’s flag raising ceremony, enjoy free online Bollywood dance classes, try your hand at a new culinary creation thanks to our Taste of Fed Culture Cookbooks, get your fold on in an origami workshop with Kami paper, join Free to Feed’s Persian and Assyrian cooking classes, and so much more! 
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1 Nov — 30 Nov
Multicultural Month
Virtual Arts and Culture