4 September 2014
YWCA Canberra celebrated NAIDOC week from 6 – 13 July across the Y, with the theme ‘Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond’ honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of our country throughout history.
Staff members Sienna Aguilar and Zoya Patel visited NAIDOC at the Peninsula, a market and activities day, on behalf of YWCA Canberra on Sunday 6 July. The event is held annually by the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in conjunction with the National Museum of Australia (NMA), and this year it was packed right from the beginning of the day.
Stalls were set up stretching from the AIATSIS building through to the entrance to the NMA, including community sector organisations, local Indigenous Australian artists and craftmakers, delicious looking food and more.
Attendees were also treated to an excellent performance from the Solid Young Fellas and Sisters dance troupe, which included a flashmob style performance where young people showed off their breakdancing techniques!
NAIDOC at the Peninsula was a great way for YWCA Canberra to connect tangibly with the importance of Reconciliation, and explore how we can continue this important process into the future.