A family fun day will be held at St Columban’s College in Caboolture as part of Metro North Hospital and Health Service NAIDOC Week Celebrations (8-15 July 2018).
The 2018 NAIDOC theme – Because of her, we can! – will celebrate the invaluable contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
The event, to be held from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm on Tuesday 10 July, will feature a Welcome to Country, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancing, art and cultural workshops and various community organisations and government departments will hold health promotional stalls.
Metro North Hospital and Health Service Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit Director Paul Drahm said NAIDOC Week was an important time of the year to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
“NAIDOC Week provides an important opportunity for our staff, community members, local elders, patients and visitors to all come together to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society,” Mr Drahm said.
“Last year around 1,000 people joined the celebration and we expect this year to be even bigger.
“Come and enjoy some food and fun at our family-friendly event and join together as one to celebrate our unique and diverse Indigenous culture in Queensland.”
The event will also feature a consumer engagement session ‘Conversations with Metro North’ allowing patients and families to provide service feedback and suggestions to Metro North Board Members and Hospital Executives.
A free community BBQ lunch will be held and plenty of activities for children including face painting, an animal farm, jumping castle, sports and rock climbing.
For further information contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit on (07) 3139 3231 or email A_TSIHU_MNHHS@health.qld.gov.au
Photo Above: Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal Dance Group and Keriba Mabaigal Torres Strait Islander Women’s Group
Photo Below L-R_ Thomas, Jakaiden, Danika, David, Sarah and Shonique enjoyed some traditional painting
Photo below: Emma Dunleavy with her son Cowen and niece Lexi from Morayfield LR