What's On in Northern Beaches
|Sunday 2 July||
NAIDOC WEEK – Our Languages Matter2017 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 EventNorthern 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
|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
|Wednesday 12 July||
AHO Gives Presentation to EasyLinkThe 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 LearningAHO 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 DamThe 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|