NAIDOC celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. While NAIDOC celebrations have been postponed for 2020, we're bringing our local Burramatta NAIDOC celebrations to you with a rich online program of arts, culture, music, stories and dance.
Learn Darug Words eSheet (5 June)
Aboriginal Tools and Significance (9 June)
Yallamundi (Storytelling) - Stolen Generation, Kinchela Boys Home (11 June)
Aboriginal Art & Culture Sessions (15 - 17 June)
Darug ‘Nangami (Dreaming)’ Colouring eBook (20 June)
Aboriginal Culture & Language Sessions (23-25 June)
‘Warami Mittigar’ Aboriginal Cultural Walk (27 June)
Wiradjuri Wave Kids Art Session (29 June)
Aboriginal Dance Sessions (1-3 July)
WARAMI Live: Burramatta NAIDOC Live Music Sessions
What's On - Activities & Sessions
Aboriginal Art & Culture Sessions - Live 15 June & 17 June
Multidisciplinary Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin Artist Nadeena Dixon will share insight into local art and culture, with her extensive training and skills in our Western and Indigenous Art Practices.
- 15 June - Aboriginal Art & Culture Session 1: Nadeena Dixon
- 17 June - Aboriginal Art & Cultural Session 2: Nadeena Dixon
Darug ‘Nangami (Dreaming)’ Colouring eBook - Live 20 June
Learn and celebrate Aboriginal art and culture through Nangami (dreaming). Download a copy of your very own Darug Dreaming colouring book. These illustrations come with stories from different locations around NSW (including the lands of the Darug, Gadigal, Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay peoples), telling tales from our local artists, including:
- Mikaela Cameron, Darug visual artist
- Leeanne Hunter, Wiradjuri visual artist
- Dennis Golding, Gamilaraay visual artist
Wiradjuri Wave Kids Art Session – Live 29 June
Enjoy a kids art session, presented by City of Parramatta Libraries.
Language & Storytelling
Learn Darug Words at Home (eSheet) - Live 5 June
Learn Darug words at home, with this quick and easy reference guide that will teach you pronunciation of greetings and items in the ancient Darug language.
Yallamundi (Storytelling) Session 4 – Stolen Generation, Kinchela Boys Home - Live 11 June
The final session in our series, featuring our Aboriginal Elders Uncle Paul Whitton, Uncle Bob Young and Uncle James Witti who will collectively share a story of their time in the Kinchela Boys Home. View previous sessions here.
Aboriginal Culture and Language Session - Live 23 & 25 June
Immerse yourself in Darug culture and language with Aunty Julie and Corina who will be sharing stories and memorable pieces of their ancient culture and ancestry.
- 23 June - Aboriginal Culture and Language session 1: Aunty Julie and Corina
- 25 June - Aboriginal Culture and Language session 2: Aunty Julie and Corina
Culture - Education & Dance
Aboriginal Tools and Significance - Live 9 June
Gather together as Uncle Lex enlightens you with stories around the importance of Aboriginal tools and how they were used.
‘Warami Mittigar’ Aboriginal Cultural Walk - Live 27 June
In this adventurous short video showcasing an Aboriginal cultural walk in Parramatta Park, learn about significant places and processes in Indigenous culture with Uncle Chris Tobin and Aunty Leanne King.
This easy walk along the Parramatta River is a wonderful opportunity to spend time on country with a traditional Aboriginal custodian, learning about connections to land, plant uses, tools, hunting and other aspects of local culture.
Aboriginal Dance Sessions - Live 1 & 2 July
Meet the Jannawi Dance Clan who will be performing traditional dances for you to view at home. The name Jannawi means ‘with you, with me’ in the Darug language.
- 1 July - Aboriginal Dance session 1: Jannawi Dance Clan
- 3 July - Aboriginal Dance session 2: Jannawi Dance Clan
5 July 2020, 12pm to 2pm
Focusing on our local Western Sydney musicians, we will give you a taste of the best in the west, with an online live music concert featuring a mix of Burramatta NAIDOC music and dance.
Immerse yourself in Indigenous art, music, culture, language and dance with our WARAMI offerings. View our full WARAMI program here.
Download the WARAMI Program Guide here.
Stay connected and engaged with Parramatta from the comfort of your home. This is our HOME from your home. This is HOME AT PARRAMATTA. To discover more online events, as well as arts and culture activities, visit HOME AT PARRAMATTA.