NAIDOC Week 2017 Our Language Matters

As part of NAIDOC week, families and programs took part in a variety of activities celebrating the theme Our Language Matters.

Here are videos and photos of some of the celebrations:

Scarlett Spotswood & Stella Hall giving Welcome to Country, Launceston Mall, NAIDOC 2017.

kanaplila-ripana (Youth Dance), perform nawama papiti (thunder & lightning) and warruwa (evil spirit) dances for NAIDOC Week, Launceston Mall, 2017.

pakana kitina (little Tassie Blackfellas) group singing in palawa kani, Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2017.

Cooper Marshall, giving Welcome to Country, Campbell Street Primary School Assembly, Hobart, NAIDOC 2017.

takariliya (families) palawa kani water writing, wura (duck) & kanamaluka (Tamar River), Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2017.

Youth singing in palawa kani, Song Workshop, Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2017.


  Below:  truwana/Cape Barren Island  NAIDOC celebrations

   Above: palawa kani bags for NAIDOC week 2017,  Our Language Matters, Launceston, TAC.


Ryder White, palawa kani muffins, NAIDOC Week, 2017.


Stringing laritja (thread), Youth Day, Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2017.

Little J and Big Cuz  palawa kani episode, Screening for NAIDOC Week 2017, Launceston TAC.

pakana-ripana (Young Tassie Blackfellas) Group developed a power point presentation with information about the 9 proposed dual names at Cape Grim NW, for NAIDOC Week 2017, Launceston TAC.