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Tuesday 27 June

AHO gives a Presentation to Rotary

The AHO will be giving a presentation to Rotary at the Dougherty Centre
Dougherty Centre Not Open to the Public
Wednesday 28 June

AHO Speaks with Northbridge Primary School

The AHO will be giving a presentation to the Year 3 Children at Northbridge Primary School
Northbridge Not Open to the Public
Sunday 2 July

NAIDOC WEEK – Our Languages Matter

2017 National NAIDOC Theme - Our Languages Matter The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. NAIDOC Week runs from the  2nd July to the 9th July The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims 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. Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds. Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on
Nationally Events held across Australia are open to the public
Tuesday 4 July

AHO Speaks at the Launch of Weaving Bridges Project: A NAIDOC Week Event

Northern Beaches Council , Manly Environment Centre, Manly Community Centre, Northern Beaches Aboriginal Community members, Northside Community Forum In, Sanctuary Respite Centre, One Door Mental Health, community groups, individuals as well as school children, join together to weave, knit and crochet artworks around the theme of – ‘Connect’.

These artworks create a large textile landscape for this year’s Weaving Bridges Project, which is to be installed on the Stuart Somerville Bridge, Queenscliff. A NAIDOC Week event, the Launch Ceremony includes guest speakers such as the AHO, a smoking ceremony, didgeridoo performance, entertainment and the unveiling of the installation. Morning tea will be served.

 
Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club Robynne Millward
robynne.millward@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Wednesday 5 July

Walk & Talk Series: Waterfall Walk Manly Dam – A NAIDOC Week Event

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with a bush walk to the Waterfall through Manly Dam with Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Karen Smith. Learn more about the original inhabitants, the environment they lived in, the food and plants of this area that sustained Indigenous communities in this area. The 2017 NAIDOC theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their  and and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song. Bring water, hat, bushtucker.

 
Manly Dam Enquiries: Robynne Millward
Northern Beaches Council
robynne.millward@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Wednesday 12 July

AHO Gives Presentation to EasyLink

The AHO will be visiting the Cromer Headquarters of EasyLink to give them a Presentation for their Cultural Awareness day
Cromer Not Open to the Public
Monday 17 July

AHO Gives Guided Walk to Creative Learning

AHO will be taking Creative Learning for a walk around Balls Head
Balls Head Not Open to the Public
Saturday 16 September

AHO Walks with MEC at Manly Dam

The Aboriginal Heritage Office will be walking with the Manly Environment Centre to take advantage of the Wildflower season at Manly Dam
Manly Dam Robynne Millward 9976 1426
Monday 13 November

AHO Visits St Ives Grammar School

The AHO will be giving a presentation on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture to children from the St Ives Grammar School
St Ives Grammar School Not Open to the Public