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NAIDOC Week Aboriginal Cultural Sessions at Castle Hill

Two sessions about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will be open.

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There will be two free sessions about Aboriginal culture and the traditional way of life at the Castle Hill Library on 5 July 2023.

Naidoc Week Banner By Bobbi LockyerThe first one is for children in school years K-2, at 10:00 AM and will end at 11:00 AM. Interested attendees may reserve their slots via Eventbrite here: Aboriginal Cultural Session with Muru Mittigar (K-2).

The second session is meant for children ages 3 to 6, starting from 11:30 AM and until 12:30 PM. Reserve your slots via Eventbrite here: Aboriginal Cultural Session with Muru Mittigar (3-6).

According to The Hills Shire Library Service, the two sessions “will introduce various aspects of Aboriginal culture, history, heritage, traditions, and protocols. There will be an acknowledgement of country, ochre hand painting, artefacts touch and feel, and an interactive clap sticks dance.”

These will be held at the Castle Hill Library at 14 Pennant Street, Castle Hill, NSW 2154. 

Muru Mittigar, a Sydney-based not-for-profit community organisation, will host these sessions.

 Muru Mittigar At The National Naidoc WeekThese are part of the National NAIDOC Week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) celebrations to bring awareness and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

“NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth,” stated their official website.

The NAIDOC week typically starts in the first week of July. This year, it will begin on 2 July and conclude on 9 July 2023.

Image credit to The Hills Shire Library ServiceNational NAIDOC, Muru Mittigar Ltd, and Bobbi Lockyer.

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