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NAIDOC Week 2017 - Flag Raising Ceremony

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Brimbank City Council - Forecourt

301 Hampshire Rd

Sunshine, VIC 3020

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Brimbank City Council, together with the Department of Health and Human Services invites you to celebrate the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

• Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Elder

• Raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags

• Entertainment

Children’s activities

• Sausage sizzle (no charge)

Sausage sizzle, entertainment and chidren's activities will commence at 10.45am, formalities will commence at 11.15am, and event will conclude at 12.30pm.

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2017 is – Our Languages Matter.

This theme aims to emphasize and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds.

Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on.



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301 Hampshire Rd

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