As a part of the 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations, the The Gulaga Reconciliation Group are inviting the community to participate in a unique opportunity.
A Story Circle and High Tea will be held from 2pm at the Central Tilba Big Hall and ties nicely with this year’s NAIDOC theme: ‘Because of her, we can!’
Group spokeswoman Cathie Muller said the opportunity to join a story circle was unique and welcomed the wider community, including men and children, to join celebrating Aboriginal grandmothers, mothers, daughters sisters and aunties for their valued role in family and community and their rich contribution to Australian cultural life.
“An open invitation is extended to all women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage living in the Eurobodalla to be honoured at this event,” she said.
The event will include an exhibition of art and history, which features; a Yuin time-line display, including photos, works by regional artists and the kids of Little Yuin Pre-School, and a display of historic NAIDOC posters.
The exhibition will be held in the Small Hall from 9am and coincides with the CWA’s regular pop-up morning tea.
“The day will conclude with an invitation to all for ‘Song, Silence & Campfire’, from 4.30pm at Open Sanctuary, 242 Corkhill Drive, Tilba Tilba. Soup will be served in the early evening,” Ms Muller said.
The Gulaga Reconciliation Group is made up of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members, from Broulee to Cobargo. The volunteers work together to provide opportunities for cross-cultural conversation and friendship at a local level.
“The group facilitated the Storytelling event ‘Gulaga, then, now and forever’, which showed to full houses in the Summer,” Ms Muller said.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated by Australians from all walks of life.
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