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An early start for NAIDOC Week

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Education Officer Delta Kay entertained children at Byron Bay Library on Wednesday with an Arakwal storytelling session ahead of NAIDOC week.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Education Officer Delta Kay entertained children at Byron Bay Library on Wednesday with an Arakwal storytelling session ahead of NAIDOC week.

ARAKWAL woman Delta Kay started NAIDOC celebrations early on Tuesday with a children's storytelling session at the Byron Bay library.

Around 27 children joined in story time as Delta, a National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Education Officer, told "Why the platypus is special" ahead of the official NAIDOC (National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee) Week which runs from Sunday, July 7, to July 14.

NAIDOC Week celebrations begin in earnest across the shire on Monday, July 8, at Byron Shire Council Chambers with a flag-raising ceremony and the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Byron Shire Council and the Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) People.

On Wednesday, July 10, a Flickerfest NAIDOC film screening will be held at the Byron Cultural and Community Centre. Tickets are available at the door.

On Thursday, July 11, there will be a celebration walk at 10am from Railway Park to Apex Park adjacent to Byron Bay Surf Club.

At Apex Park there will be a Welcome to Country, Aboriginal dancers, live music, barbecue and cultural activities for the whole family.

Topics:  aboriginal byron bay naidoc


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