NAIDOC celebrations begin
Published on 30 June 2022
Locals are invited to gather and celebrate our Indigenous community next week at a NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony at the Broken Hill Civic Centre.
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements 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.
The NAIDOC Week theme for 2022, "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!", encourages all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.
The local ceremony will run from 10am on July 4, and will feature a welcome to Country, smoking ceremony, didgeridoo performance, formal addresses, and a free morning tea.
The flag raising ceremony is just one of many events taking place across Broken Hill throughout NAIDOC Week, and a full list of community events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/BrokenHillNAIDOC/