Celebrate NAIDOC Week online with Camden Council

Camden Council hosted multiple events throughout NAIDOC Week in 2019 including art workshops, traditional ceremonies and much more.
Camden Council hosted multiple events throughout NAIDOC Week in 2019 including art workshops, traditional ceremonies and much more.

Camden Council has invited residents to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during NAIDOC Week.

Celebrations kicked off on Sunday, July 4 and run right through to July 11.

Greater Sydney's lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of many NAIDOC festivities.

This year the council is encouraging people to enjoy NAIDOC Week from the comfort of their home this year with a range online activities on offer.

Camden mayor Therese Fedeli said the council was focused on celebrating NAIDOC Week in the safest way.

"NAIDOC Week is about acknowledging the ancient history of our beautiful country and that is no different in the Camden area," Cr Fedeli said.

"Although we cannot celebrate together this year, Council has planned a range of fun that the community can take part in from home.

"This provides our young families a great opportunity to sit together and talk about the history of our great nation and how valuable and important it is to our existence."

Residents can celebrate NAIDOC Day from home, with online activities including:

  • Online Mayoral Message - Camden mayor Therese Fedeli will share her NAIDOC message to the community on her official Facebook page on Tuesday, July 6;
  • Online social media campaign - 'Did you know' facts sharing Camden's Indigenous history and statistics;
  • #camdenNAIDOC - Residents can share how they celebrate NAIDOC Week at home by using the hashtag
  • Sharing ways to celebrate NAIDOC in lockdown including colouring-in poster, online homemade bush bread tutorials, make your own playdough in red, yellow and black, send through your song suggestions to help us put together a NAIDOC special Spotify Playlist and ABC Kids Indigenous lullaby online program.

Details: camden.nsw.gov.au.