Celebrating NAIDOC WEEK

The NAIDOC 2022 theme calls on all of us to make a genuine commitment to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms

Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism – we must do it together.

It’s time to work together to narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.

This year’s NAIDOC Week program at the Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre will look at the importance of Cultural Heritage Planning. Join Francisco Almeida, Senior Archaeologist from Taungurung Land & Waters Council, to discuss what is involved in a Cultural Heritage Plan, when is one required and how to identify and protect cultural artefacts found on Country.

Celebrated Taungurung artist and educator Cassie Leatham will hold two workshops on Saturday 9 of July using traditional weaving techniques and natural materials. Participants in the Little Bush Bird workshop (for ages 5 – 16),  will create a tiny bush bird using Poa grass and native bird feathers and learn about the little birds’ environment.

In the Mon Mungan, Healing Weave workshop (for ages 15 and above), participants will learn to weave bracelets using two traditional weaving techniques.

Places are limited for these two workshops and costs, ($10 child/concession & $15 adult) include all materials.

The final session of the week will be presented by Matthew Burns, CEO of Taungurung Land & Waters Council. Matthew will lead a discussion on Treaty and the next phase of the Treaty journey.

NAIDOC Week at the Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre is proudly supported by Murrindindi Shire Council, Taungurung Land & Waters Council and Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre Inc.

To help us safely plan for these events and activities please book in advance via the link below.

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