NAIDOC Week 2020 is just around the corner, with celebrations planned from November 8-15.
The NAIDOC theme for 2020 is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', highlighting the ancient history of First Nations people, who have inhabited and cared for the continent for over 65,000 years.
Gunnedah Shire Council recognises the rich history of First Nations people, which dates back thousands of generations and are celebrating NAIDOC 2020 with a variety of activities for the community.
There is a NAIDOC Week colouring competition, with copies available for collection at the cultural precinct and Gunnedah Shire Library. There are many prizes to be won and entries will be on exhibition at the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre for the month of November.
The NAIDOC week program also features an opportunity to discover indigenous creative practices, with a weaving workshop with Renee Horne and Carol Brydon from 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 14.
Kamilaroi artist Renee Horne said she was pleased to be hosting a weaving workshop with Aunty Carol Brydon as part of NAIDOC celebrations.
"She has spent over 40 years working in her craft and we are excited to share these skills with family, friends and community," Ms Horne said.
Anthony Jack Conlan will also be hosting landscape painting workshop on 10am-2pm on Sunday, November 15 and is looking forward to sharing his practices with the Gunnedah community.
"I am excited to share symbolic representations of our aboriginal culture and celebrate our beautiful landscape as part of NAIDOC 2020," Mr Conlan said.
The week will conclude with a free screening of the documentary In My Blood It Runs at The Civic from 4.30pm Sunday, November 15..
To view the full NAIDOC week program and reserve a place for the workshops visit www.thecivic.com.au