Flag event begins NAIDOC Week
THIS year's NAIDOC Week celebrations in Gympie will start on Monday with a flag-raising ceremony in Memorial Park.
Celebrated annually in Australia, NAIDOC Week recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to communities.
The national theme for this year is "Spirit of the Tent Embassy 40 Years On".
Cooloola Aboriginal Corporation Incorporated (CACI) president Aunty Lillian Burke said 2012 was about appreciating people's unremitting efforts.
"We need to recognise the quiet achievers who have worked tirelessly within the community for our indigenous people to improve their way of life through education, employment and health," Aunty Lillian said.
This year's NAIDOC Week activities in Gympie include the flag-raising ceremony, a church corroboree, the NAIDOC dinner dance and a family fun day in Nelson Reserve on Friday, July 13.
Three well-known sports stars will attend the fun day where people can join in face-painting, dancing, storytelling, yarnin' circles and traditional games.
CACI invites local businesses, tertiary education groups, employment services, and industry groups to host a stall on the day.
NAIDOC Flag Raising
Monday, July 2, 8.30am
Gympie Memorial Park
Sunday, July 8, 9am
Madill Park, Power Rd, Southside
Celebration in the Park
Friday, July 13, 9.30am- 2pm
Nelson Reserve, Gympie
NAIDOC Dinner Dance
Saturday, July 14, from 6pm
Gympie Pines Golf Club, Shields Street
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