NAIDOC on the Peninsula is a free annual event for everyone organised by AIATSIS - in conjunction with the National Museum of Australia - open to the Canberra community and surrounding regions.
Held on Sunday 6 July from 10.30am to 3.45pm, the one-day event will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to share, celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, lifestyles and achievements.
The day includes free entertainment from local and national Indigenous performers, some 60 market stalls hosted by State and Federal Government departments, Non-Government and Community organisations, Indigenous arts and crafts outlets, films and tours and a host of free kids activities and games.
The day features live entertainment from iconic Hip-Hop Trio The Last Kinection, Torres Strait Islander Guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy (recently performed at Bluesfest) and celebrated Indigenous singer song-writer Troy Brady and his ten-year-old son Dean Brady (Australia’s Got Talent Grand Finalist 2013)
Local acts include Hung Parliament, Johnny Huckle, Conversation, Stik N Move, The Riverbank Band and dancers from the Solid Young Fellas and Sistas program.
Barbecue and food stalls will provide a range of food including traditional Torres Strait Islander foods, steak sandwiches, sausages and bacon and egg sandwiches.
Free children’s activities range from arts and crafts, face painting to amusement rides and jumping castles.
The day also features the official opening ceremony for ACT NAIDOC Week by the Canberra and District NAIDOC Committee (from 10.30am-11am) which will kick starts week long NAIDOC 2014 celebrations across Canberra.
NAIDOC on the Peninsula is proudly part of the Institute’s proud role in raising awareness among all Australians, and people of other nations, of the richness and diversity of Australian Indigenous cultures and histories. The event while hosted and coordinated by AIATSIS it aligns itself with the National Museum of Australia’s NAIDOC program of events.
10.30am: Official speeches
11-12pm: Kids Zone acts including Johnny Huckle and Dean Brady
12.30–3.45pm: Troy Brady, The Riverbank Band, The Last Kinection, Hung Parliament and other acts
NAIDOC at the National Museum of Australia
Features local and national music and dance performances, community stalls, food, craft, games, films and tours.
National Museum of Australia stage (Hall)
11–11.05am: Acknowledgement by Lorna Schmider-Woodcock
11.10–11.40am: Guitarist Chris Tamwoy
12–12.40pm: Rap workshop and performance by The Last Kinection
1.30–2pm: Singer Dean Brady