Brothers Kane and Toby Stanton, with mum Tammy (right) and Rebecca Flick look forward to Naidoc week. Photo Emma Channon
Brothers Kane and Toby Stanton, with mum Tammy (right) and Rebecca Flick look forward to Naidoc week. Photo Emma Channon

Celebration all about sharing

WHETHER it’s enjoying a bit of bush tucker or sharing stories with friends, the Warwick community is invited to participate in Naidoc week.

Naidoc, or National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, aims to bring communities together each year through a week of celebrations and activities.

Warwick mum Tammy Stanton said it was an opportunity for indigenous and non-indigenous people to come together.

“It’s about sharing our culture and breaking down the barriers so people can understand our history, our culture and our stories,” she said.

“Getting people together who wouldn’t be around the same table and learning from each other.”

This year’s theme is “the next step is ours”.

To help celebrate Naidoc, council will put on a number of events through the week.

On Monday at 8.30am council will raise the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander flag and aboriginal dancer Terry Olsen will perform a traditional smoking ceremony and dance.

Between Monday and Thursday there will be hip hop classes for kids, run by Kaelene Wallace.

Mrs Stanton will also serve up a bit of bush tucker on Wednesday at Centrelink.

More information on the hip hop classes at 4660 3961.



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