NAIDOC Week celebrations

NAIDOC Week will be marked across the Byron shire with celebrations at Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads.

A day of activities is set down today at Byron Bay’s Peace Park at Main Beach starting at 10.30am.

Hosted by the Arakwal of Byron Bay, there will be plenty of fun and food for all the family and lots of music, dance and culture to share.

Young people from the north of the shire will join together to celebrate NAIDOC week with Indigenous Fresh Chords at Bruns Soundshell on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Byron council youth activity coordinator Belle Arnold has enlisted Bruns CDAT team, Mullum Youth Recreational facility crew and Byron Youth Council to provide a family fun day with free activities for the kids, arts and crafts and a bush-tucker barbecue.

There will be great entertainment featuring the Fresh Chords of talented young stars performing music, dance and culture.

The line-up includes Dinawan and the Deadly Dancers, Nigel Stewart, Torres Strait dancer Rebus and famed musician Bunna Lawrie, talented up-and-comers Shaun Johnston and Joe Loewenthal, Cecilia Brandolini, Talahnna Bashford and Scarlett, Shea O’Toole, and rappers CJ and Cody.

There will be lots of fun activities in Terrace Park so everyone can join in.

NAIDOC events are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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