VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.

Let’s work together for a shared future.

We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future...

The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old.

They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge for over millennia. They are precious to our nation.

It’s that Indigenous voice that include know-how, practices, skills and innovations – found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge.  They are words connecting us to country, an understanding of country and of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

And with 2019 being celebrated as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, it’s time for our knowledge to be heard through our voice.

 

For generations, we have sought recognition of our unique place in Australian history and society today. We need to be the architects of our lives and futures.

For generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have looked for significant and lasting change.

 

Voice. Treaty. Truth. were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians. However, the Uluru Statement built on generations of consultation and discussions among Indigenous people on a range of issues and grievances. Consultations about the further reforms necessary to secure and underpin our rights and to ensure they can be exercised and enjoyed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It specifically sequenced a set of reforms: first, a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution and second, a Makarrata Commission to supervise treaty processes and truth-telling. (Makarrata is a word from the language of the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land. The Yolngu concept of Makarrata captures the idea of two parties coming together after a struggle, healing the divisions of the past. It is about acknowledging that something has been done wrong, and it seeks to make things right.)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want their voice to be heard. First Nations were excluded from the Constitutional convention debates of the 1800’s when the Australian Constitution came into force.  Indigenous people were excluded from the bargaining table.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.

 

In the European settlement of Australia, there were no treaties, no formal settlements, no compacts. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people therefore did not cede sovereignty to our land. It was taken away from us. That will remain a continuing source of dispute.

Our sovereignty has never been ceded – not in 1788, not in 1967, not with the Native Title Act, not with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It coexists with the sovereignty of the Crown and should never be extinguished.

 

Australia is one of the few liberal democracies around the world which still does not have a treaty or treaties or some other kind of formal acknowledgement or arrangement with its Indigenous minorities.

A substantive treaty has always been the primary aspiration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movement.

Critically, treaties are inseparable from Truth.

 

Lasting and effective agreement cannot be achieved unless we have a shared, truthful understanding of the nature of the dispute, of the history, of how we got to where we stand.

The true story of colonisation must be told, must be heard, must be acknowledged.

But hearing this history is necessary before we can come to some true reconciliation, some genuine healing for both sides.

And of course, this is not just the history of our First Peoples – it is the history of all of us, of all of Australia, and we need to own it.

 

Then we can move forward together.

 

Let’s work together for a shared future.

 

For more information visit the National NAIDOC site

The Kullarri NAIDOC Festival will begin with the Reconciliation Walk and Opening Ceremony on June 28th and will include community events from around the region showcasing and celebrating Indigenous culture.
Kullarri NAIDOC Events
June 28, 2019
  • Reconciliation Walk

    June 28, 2019  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Short Street, Short St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    The 2019 Kullarri NAIDOC Reconciliation Walk marks the commencement of NAIDOC activities in the Kullarri region. This short Walk brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, local schools and Indigenous organisations to show their support of reconciliation in modern Australia.

     

  • Opening Ceremony

    June 28, 2019  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Shire Lawns, Weld St

    The Reconciliation Walk culminates in the official Opening Ceremony on the lawns of the Broome Shire Office. Be greeted by Traditional Owners, learn about the achievements of our local people, listen to local school choirs and watch Indigenous performers showcase various aspects of local Indigenous culture.

     

  • Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Exhibition

    June 28, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa, 55 Reid Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia

    Nyamba Buru Yawuru proudly presents the Bugarrigarra Nyurdany exhibition that tells the story of survival and resilience of Yawuru people and their country in the face of the tremendous upheavals of the colonial encounter.

     

  • WKFL Annual NAIDOC Match

    June 28, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Haynes Oval

    The annual NAIDOC Football Match sees traditional rivals Broome Saints and the Peninsula Bombers go head to head, in the chase for the perpetual Kullarri NAIDOC Trophy. Both clubs have close ties with the Kullarri Indigenous community and this is a much anticipated match for both clubs and will come together at the end for presentation and a sausage sizzle

     

June 29, 2019
  • Anne Street Project Commemoration: Living on the Reserve

    June 29, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Gimme Club, 7 Blackman St

    The Anne Street Commemoration Oral History and Concert project: Telling the story of Anne Street reserve. After two years of a research by Notre Dame University, Broome this project has developed with the objective of ensuring that the story of Anne St Reserve was not lost. The Indigenous steering committee made up of residents of the reserve that ran between 1968 and 1982, have helped facilitate an oral history collection project that has culminated in a concert of songs written with Lynn Hazelton. Performed by Lynn and members of the committee supported by a great band.

     

July 1, 2019
  • Centacare Breakfast Program

    July 1, 2019  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    11 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    Our Breakfast Program offers a free nutritional meal to adult individuals who are facing financial hardship and/or are homeless. Wheelchair access available.

     

  • Voices - Working Together for a Shared Future

    July 1, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, 9 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    Join us daily at the SSJG Heritage Centre Broome for a morning of local storytelling, screening of archival film footage and a photographic exhibition. Refreshments available. Enquiries: Email exhibition@ssjgheritagebroome.com.au or phone 0428 692 993.

     

  • Milliya Rumurra Celebrates NAIDOC

    July 1, 2019  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation, 78 Great Northern Highway, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    In Celebration of NAIDOC 2019 Milliya Rumurra will host and Open Day. Welcoming families and community service members to participate in screen printing workshops demonstrated by the clients in the residential stay. The program room will host five community displays demonstrating personal stories and language boards of Voice, Treaty and Truth. During the event 100 wall hangings will be printed and taken home by participants. A live wood burning art piece will be created on the day, providing a central hub for the event.
    A Lunch and light refreshments will be hosted.
    Everyone is welcome to join the Open Day!

     

  • Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Exhibition

    July 1, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa, 55 Reid Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia

    Nyamba Buru Yawuru proudly presents the Bugarrigarra Nyurdany exhibition that tells the story of survival and resilience of Yawuru people and their country in the face of the tremendous upheavals of the colonial encounter.

     

  • POSTPONED: GOOYAL NAIDOC Disability Event

    July 1, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Gimme Club, 7 Blackman Street

    WE APOLOGISE BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.

    This is an event for people with disabilities, their carers and family, to participate in an NDIS information session with a Carers WA Guest speaker. Light refreshments and local entertainment by Baamba and others.

     

July 2, 2019
  • Voices - Working Together for a Shared Future

    July 2, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, 9 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    Join us daily at the SSJG Heritage Centre Broome for a morning of local storytelling, screening of archival film footage and a photographic exhibition. Refreshments available. Enquiries: Email exhibition@ssjgheritagebroome.com.au or phone 0428 692 993.

     

  • Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Exhibition

    July 2, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa, 55 Reid Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia

    Nyamba Buru Yawuru proudly presents the Bugarrigarra Nyurdany exhibition that tells the story of survival and resilience of Yawuru people and their country in the face of the tremendous upheavals of the colonial encounter.

     

July 3, 2019
  • Voices - Working Together for a Shared Future

    July 3, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, 9 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    Join us daily at the SSJG Heritage Centre Broome for a morning of local storytelling, screening of archival film footage and a photographic exhibition. Refreshments available. Enquiries: Email exhibition@ssjgheritagebroome.com.au or phone 0428 692 993.

     

  • Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Exhibition

    July 3, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa, 55 Reid Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia

    Nyamba Buru Yawuru proudly presents the Bugarrigarra Nyurdany exhibition that tells the story of survival and resilience of Yawuru people and their country in the face of the tremendous upheavals of the colonial encounter.

     

  • HelpingMinds Verandah BBQ

    July 3, 2019  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    HelpingMinds, 2/40 Dampier Terrace, Broome WA 6275, Australia

    Join HelpingMinds at our Broome office for a free BBQ lunch in celebration of 2019 Kullarri Naidoc Festival Week. Meet new people as we recognise diversity and community. Everyone is welcome. Register online or for more information contact us on (08) 9427 7100 or email info@helpingminds.org.au

     

July 4, 2019
  • Voices - Working Together for a Shared Future

    July 4, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, 9 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    Join us daily at the SSJG Heritage Centre Broome for a morning of local storytelling, screening of archival film footage and a photographic exhibition. Refreshments available. Enquiries: Email exhibition@ssjgheritagebroome.com.au or phone 0428 692 993.

     

  • KSGAC Voice, Treaty, Truth-Remember the Stolen Generation

    July 4, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    28 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    This year the NAIDOC Theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future. Supporting the National theme, we ask people to: “Always remember the Stolen Generation.”
    Come and learn about the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation and our role in assisting the community through Link-up and Redress Support and in other areas.
    Come and enjoy music, lunch and the information stalls.
    Enquiries: Email projectsofficer@ksgac.com.au or call 9193 6502.

     

  • Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Exhibition

    July 4, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa, 55 Reid Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia

    Nyamba Buru Yawuru proudly presents the Bugarrigarra Nyurdany exhibition that tells the story of survival and resilience of Yawuru people and their country in the face of the tremendous upheavals of the colonial encounter.

     

  • A Taste of Broome

    July 4, 2019  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Goolarri Media Enterprises, 3 Blackman St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

     

July 5, 2019
  • Voices - Working Together for a Shared Future

    July 5, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, 9 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    Join us daily at the SSJG Heritage Centre Broome for a morning of local storytelling, screening of archival film footage and a photographic exhibition. Refreshments available. Enquiries: Email exhibition@ssjgheritagebroome.com.au or phone 0428 692 993.

     

  • Bugarrigarra Nyurdany Exhibition

    July 5, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa, 55 Reid Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia

    Nyamba Buru Yawuru proudly presents the Bugarrigarra Nyurdany exhibition that tells the story of survival and resilience of Yawuru people and their country in the face of the tremendous upheavals of the colonial encounter.

     

  • Jalygurr Guwan Open Night

    July 5, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Jalygurr, 2 Dora St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    We would love to welcome everyone to Jalygurr-Guwan’s open night, to showcase our amazing early years learning centre, and to share the rich history that Jalygurr has had within the Broome community over the past 30 years of educating our little people.
    Our doors will open at 5.30pm, at which time we will invite guests into our educational rooms and they will have the opportunity to meet our bright and enthusiastic team, and participate in a number of activities with their children.
    Later in the evening guests will be invited to join us outside for a welcome to country, followed by speeches, live entertainment, tapas and drinks.

     

July 6, 2019
  • Kullarri NAIDOC Ball & Awards

    July 6, 2019  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Broome Civic Centre, 27 Weld St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    The Kullarri NAIDOC Ball and Awards Ceremony is a formal event designed to celebrate the many and varied achievements of Indigenous people and organisations within the region.

     

July 7, 2019
  • Missa Terra Spiritus Sancti – Mass of the Land of the Holy Spirit

    July 7, 2019  9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Cathedral Parish Broome-Our Lady of Queen of Peace, 34 Weld St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    It’s a day of pray and worship celebrating the Missa Terra Spiritus Sancti – Mass of the Land of the Holy Spirit.
    Formerly known as the Missa Kimberley on ASTI Sunday, this is a significant day in the Catholic Church’s calendar to celebrate and include our Aboriginal culture and spirituality through song and dance, with our cultural practices that are sacred to Aboriginal people, as the church recognises.
    This is followed by a Morning Tea of sharing stories of Aboriginal spirituality and faith journey with non-Aboriginal visitors.
    The Yawuru language is included in the Mass in prayer and song, dance is also included in bringing up the Gospel and Offerings with the appropriate dress (significant cultural attire). This celebration is also accompanied by the sound of the didgeridoo, clapping sticks and boomerangs. A ‘Special Water Blessing’ by Yawuru people.
    This Mass is for all our Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples, young and old.

     

July 11, 2019
  • Yagarrmabulanyji Jarndunil (Women Coming Together)

    July 11, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Crab Creek Road, Crab Creek Rd, Roebuck WA 6725, Australia

    In 2019, jarndu (women) will come together at Gabunyanya during Barrgarna season to celebrate the living culture of Customary Lore and Culture. Participants will hear the voice of the Ngarrungu (Yawuru people) as they welcome everyone to their dreaming place, reconnecting to Bugarrigarra through the sharing of ancient stories and country, and feeling the spirit returning. Yagarrmabulanyji Jarndunil at Gabunyanya is an opportunity for all to feel MABU LIYAN knowing the spiritual significance of the Bugarrigarra, Nurlu, Ngan-ga, Mangara and Jila - the living water at Gabunyanya.

     

  • Voice. Treaty. Truth. - University of Notre Dame

    July 11, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus, 88 Guy St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

    The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus will be hosting a 2019 NAIDOC event focused on the theme, Voice Treaty Truth. The event will be held on the Broome Campus at the Multipurpose Hall and will be open to the public community. The community event will involve presentations around the 2019 theme, what the theme means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and Australians at large. There will be food (including traditional food) and beverages supplied. Guests will also be entertained by live local Aboriginal performers.

     

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For information on how our local schools and training centres are further celebrating NAIDOC for the immediate community please contact them directly:

  • Broome Primary School – 9192 2352
  • Broome North Primary School – 9195 3000
  • Broome Senior High School – 9192 2502
  • Cable Beach Primary School – 9193 5644
  • Roebuck Primary School – 9192 3377
  • St Mary’s College – 9194 9560

For information on how our remote communities are celebrating NAIDOC please contact the following communities directly:

  • Ardyaloon One Arm Point – 9192 4930
  • Beagle Bay – 9192 4913
  • Bidyadanga La Grange – 9192 4995
  • Djarindjin – 9192 4940
  • Lombadina – 9192 4936