For our Elders
To celebrate National NAIDOC Week, Sydney Zoo will be running free Weaving Workshops daily. Yarn and weave with our First Nations educators while learning to create your very own fibre art piece.
Dates: Sunday 2nd July – Sunday 9th July, 2023
Times: 10am and 2pm
Location: Talking Huts in Australia precinct
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
The theme for National NAIDOC Week 2023 is For Our Elders. Across every generation, Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role, and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.
We draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses we follow.
It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us – without us.
All encounter participants must:
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