Naidoc Week: Because of her we can

A Story Circle and High Tea on Saturday 14th July at the Central Tilba Big Hall from 2 to 4 pm will be part of a suite of events to celebrate the 2018 NAIDOC Week theme, ‘Because of her, we can!’ Everyone in the wider community, including men and children, are welcome to share in this unique opportunity to join in a story circle to celebrate Aboriginal grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and aunties for their valued role in their families and communities and for their rich and significant contribution to Australian cultural life An open invitation is extended to all women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage living in the Eurobodalla to be honoured at this event. There will be an Exhibition of History and Art from 9am in the Small Hall, which coincides with the CWA’s regular pop-up morning tea. It will feature an informative Yuin time-line display, exceptional photos and art from local artists and the children of the Little Yuin Pre-School and a fascinating display of historic NAIDOC posters. These events are presented by The Gulaga Reconciliation Group, a volunteer group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members from Broulee to Cobargo, who work together to provide opportunities at the local level for cross-cultural conversation and friendship. The group facilitated the Storytelling event ‘Gulaga, then, now and forever’ which showed to full houses in the Summer. This year’s NAIDOC events are proudly sponsored by Aboriginal Affairs, NSW. The day will conclude with an invitation to all for "Song, Silence & Campfire" from 4.30pm at Open Sanctuary, 242 Corkhill Drive, Tilba Tilba. Soup will be served in the early evening. Enquiries or Stuart on 0419 589 404.

Above:: Some of the members of the Gulaga Reconciliation Group after a meeting at La Galette, Tilba Tilba. Seated left to right: Linda Newcombe, Cheryl Davison, Lyndall Magnusseson. Standing: Stuart Absalom, Angela Young, Cathie Muller, Trish de Laney

Also celebrating Naidoc Week is an art exhibition in Batemans Bay from July 14th to the 21st at The Olive Tree

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