Rise has been celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017 with several events.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first week on July each year. It celebrates the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
NAIDOC Week 2017 runs from 2-9 July with hundreds of events being run around the country.
Midland NAIDOC Week event
An event was held at Midland Oval to mark the occasion. Rise had a stall which displayed information, and artworks from Moorditj Mia. This is a group of Aboriginal women who gather to complete arts and crafts at Centenary House in Koongamia.
The group displayed beautiful mosaic plates, door stoppers, children’s handbags, aprons, rocks and more.
Armadale NAIDOC week event
A NAIDOC Week event was also held behind the Champion Centre in Seville Grove. Rise had a stand, giving out information to hundreds of visitors. Our branded frisbees and stressballs were a hit!
Support worker Ronnie said the event was a great outing for the Moorditj Social Program Champion Centre. This group is made up of around 10 people who come together for craft, excursions and connection at the Champion Centre. The group enjoyed a soup lunch and watching the fashion parade.
Rise provides a number of services for aged care, youth, people with disability, mental health and more. More information is available here.