Jabree is proud to be working with the City of Gold Coast to support community initiatives and activities as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Evaluation of Jabree’s NAIDOC Week grants process has been completed with four local projects approved to receive funding in 2017.
Pimpama State Primary College Parents and Citizens Association have organised to have a Welcoming and Smoking Ceremony at State Primary College, in collaboration with Jellurgal Cultural Centre. As NAIDOC Week will fall during the school holidays this year, this event will be held on Friday 21 July 2017. Students will listen to the Welcoming and have explanations about Indigenous dances using Indigenous language – the school’s Indigenous group “Bullang Bujerum” will then lead language activities for each year level.
Jabree is supporting an Indigenous business venture; Yugerapul Mununjali, led by Gold Coast Traditional Owner Doug Sandy. Yugerapul Mununjali will provide a cultural dance and didgeridoo performance at the Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society from 12noon on Tuesday 4 July 2017. As Yugambeh descendent, Doug will open this performance with an explanation and linkages to traditional culture and traditional local language use. A welcome to the Historical Society grounds will also be provided by Gold Coast Traditional Owner, Michael Aird.
On Sunday 9 July, local Aboriginal artisans Alicia Jones and Shaun Anderson will hold a collaborative event; “Making Something Beautiful” at the Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society, from 11am-2pm. Join local performance artist Alicia Jones in a wonder-full adventure exploring imagination, magic, culture and language. Chef Shaun Anderson (Native Culinary Ecstasy) will provide a delicious two-course meal featuring native ingredients, along with boutique refreshments. A welcome to the Historical Society grounds will also be provided by Gold Coast Traditional Owner, Michael Aird.
A full calendar of NAIDOC Week events and activities is available on the City of Gold Coast’s website at http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/indigenous-culture-29145.html