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NAIDOC Family Day in Moruya July 4th

A family fun day will be held at Moruya's Riverside Park on Tuesday 4 July 11am - 2pm for NAIDOC Week. Cost: Free

Come along and bring the family to help celebrate NAIDOC week at Riverside Park. The free fun day will offer cultural experiences including Indigenous games, storytelling and language-based activities as well as kids activities, free food, entertainment and the annual Koori Cook Off. The theme for this years NAIDOC week is Our Languages Matter.Experience culture, have a chat to local service providers and enjoy some free food and entertainment. You can also participate in Indigenous games, storytelling and language based activities. Don't forget to get a team together and join the Koori Cook Off.Eurobodalla Shire Council and Eurobodalla Koori Employment Network (EKEN) are proud partners in delivering the annual NAIDOC Family Fun Day. In the event of extreme weather the event will be relocated to the Moruya Showground Pavilion, Albert Street Moruya. And don't forget the Giiyong Writers' Forum @ Jigamy ​Dates: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 17:00 Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu Keeping Place 4381 Princes Highway, Broadwater 2551 A two-day forum that celebrates Aboriginal literature will be held at Jigamy, a property just north of Eden, NSW owned by Twofold Aboriginal Corporation,1–2 July 2017. The Giiyong Writers Forum is one of three lead-up events to the Giiyong Festival in September 2018, which will be the first all-encompassing Aboriginal cultural festival for South East NSW. The festival is being produced by South East Arts, in collaboration with Twofold Aboriginal Corporation and Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council, and is made possible through funding from Create NSW. The Giiyong Writers’ Forum will take place in the Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu Keeping Place. The event is open to anyone interested in exploring Aboriginal stories, issues and identity and a unique opportunity for people interested in developing their own writing skills. On Saturday 1 July, some of Australia’s leading Aboriginal authors will give presentations and readings from their work and take part in panel discussions. The Sunday program offers a range of two-hour workshop covering fiction writing, poetry, writing for screen, playwriting and how to get published. The Giiyong Writers Forum is generously supported by the Mumbulla Foundation and Create NSW through the Regional Partnership funding program. A variety of ticket types are available including concessions. Speakers include Jeanine Leane, Jane Harrison, Dr Jared Thomas, Warren Foster.

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