Mannum to host inaugural NAIDOC Week march

Mannum to host inaugural NAIDOC Week march

Mannum will host a special NAIDOC Week event on Friday, starting the celebration at the Mid Murray Council office at 10am.

There will be a traditional smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country before an inaugural march, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other community members walking together in unity.

The walk will finish at the Mannum Showgrounds where there will be free activities including games, dot painting, wurly making as well as a barbecue lunch.

Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said the event would acknowledge the contributions and culture of local Aboriginal peoples and show the work being done together with the Mannum Aboriginal Community Association to build a stronger future.

"Mid Murray has a strong Aboriginal culture and this is a significant part of our shared heritage," Mr Burgess said.

"NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate that culture and unique history, and to stand together with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to show our connection, respect and support now, and into the future.

"It's also a great way to come together as a community, learn more about local Aboriginal culture and for everyone to enjoy a fun, family-friendly day out."

The event was organised by the Mannum Aboriginal Community Association, Mannum Community College and Mid Murray Council.

The council would like to hear from community members interested in helping to organise the district's 2021 NAIDOC Week celebrations.

- Details: To register an interest phone the council office on 8569 0100.

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