2022 Kullarri NAIDOC Festival
24/6/22 – 10/7/22
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Saturday 2nd July
The Kullarri NAIDOC Awards Presentation allows us to recognise and acknowledge the hard work of people in our communities and show our gratitude to them as they continue to strive making our community better for everyone.
There will be amazing food and a special live performance provided by Footprince!
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Fully licensed bar.
Phone: (08) 9194 9999
Time: 9:00am to 9:30am
Venue: Meet outside the NIAA building on Short street
The 2022 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.
Phone: (08) 9194 9999
Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
Venue: Our Lady Queen of Peace lawn, Weld Street
The Reconciliation Walk culminates in the official Opening Ceremony on the shady lawns of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. 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.
3v3 Basketball Carnival
Friday 24th June
Phone: (08) 9195 5751
Time: 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: BRAC Outdoor Courts, Cable Beach Road East
This 3 on 3 Streetball Basketball Carnival encourages Kullarri based organisations to enter a team and take on the challenge. Get your best team together, get ready to have some fun and Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Venue: Gimme Club, 7 Blackman Street
Phone: (08) 9194 7300
Venue: Cable Beach Primary School, Dakas St, Broome
At Cable Beach Primary School we will be having an opening to mark the start of our NAIDOC week celebrations. The School / community rotations on Wednesday will be a great opportunity for the school to get involved in an exhibition that involves dancing, damper making, boomerang making and more. This will allow knowledge to be passed on to students and staff and the wider community through the Indigenous ways of listening, watching and doing.
Phone: (08) 9195 3000
Time: events throughout the week
Venue: Broome North Primary School, Tanami Drive, Broome North
Phone: (08) 9192 3377
Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Roebuck Primary School, Crn Spoonbill Ave and Sanderling
Monday morning commences our NAIDOC week with an Assembly. We have a school performance with a local community member coming in to perform a dance to this year’s theme. Our choir also performs a song and we have our team captains and councillors along with student reps read out from different areas and action teams about the significance of NAIDOC and the theme.
Activities are through the middle of week and we end with hosting our annual Naidoc Cup footy match between our Year 6s and La Grange Community School.
Phone: 0428 692 993
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: SSJG Heritage Centre, 9 Barker Street
The Heritage Centre will showcase the history of the Aboriginal people in the Kimberley through relationships developed with the Sisters of St John of God since 1907. Enjoy a tour of the Relationships Exhibition with local guides, experience the digital collection & hear stories & memories of those who grew up around Broome and the SSJG Sisters. Visit displays by the Catholic Education Office, Centacare Kimberley, Far North Community Services and many others to learn about their programs.
We have entertainment by local musicians and storytellers sharing local history, languages and culture. See the benefits of coming together to share & discover the importance of this site to the local people.
Light refreshments provided & all are welcome.
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Gimme Club – 7 Blackman Street Broome
Come and join us for a night of Indigenous films that celebrate the NAIDOC theme of “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!”. Enjoy local and national films that celebrate Indigenous storytelling, our heroes and our way of life. There will be a small selection of short films (including the premiere of locally produced film – The Lost Crystals of Jessica’s Room) as well as the feature documentary “Wash my Soul in the River’s Flow” , a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert collaboration between Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra. The film is a portrait of artists at the peak of their powers and a profoundly moving story of loss, love and what it means to truly come “home”.
Thursday 30th June
Organisation: Kimberley Land Council
Time: 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Gimme Club, 7 Blackman Street, Broome
The Kimberley Land Council will be presenting a night of celebration and information by way of a film festival.
The lineup includes a range of KLC films about the importance of country as well as the “Voices of the River” series.
Phone: (08) 9192 6500
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Venue: PCYC, 4 Scott Street, Broome WA 6725
PCYC and Department of Youth Justice are teaming up to have a family event celebrating culture and resilience. There will be a number of stations with a focus on sharing the importance of culture, including bead making, dance and face-painting.
Exhibition: Wednesday June 27th – 3rd July 10:00am – 3:00pm
Organisation: Nagula Jarndu
Opening: Thursday 30th June 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 0499 330 708
Venue: Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Wellbeing Centre – Nyamba Buru Yawuru, 55 Reid Rd Broome.
Friday 1st July
Phone: (08) 9193 6502
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation, 28 Barker St, Broome WA 6725
Open Day including entertainment, food, information stalls, come along and enjoy morning tea of damper and fruit, bbq lunch and afternoon tea of our famous cake. Be entertained by local musicians, visit the information stall and just relax in our beautiful grounds
Friday 1st July
Organisation: The University of Notre Dame
Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Phone: 9192 0670
Venue: The University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy St, Broome WA 6725
The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus will hold a daytime NAIDOC themed event from 8:00am in the morning through to 12:30pm. We will start our event with a speech on the 2022 NAIDOC theme. Attendees will have the choice to participate in a group activity called the ‘Privilege Walk’. A member from Yirriman women will be talk about Bush Medicine products and their industry. Guests will be entertained by local aboriginal dancers. Morning Tea will be provided during a small break. After morning tea guest will have the choice to participate in a group art piece. We will have also host an aboriginal known song writer and singer perform a couple of songs. To wrap things up, we will then provide lunch which will be an opportunity for people to get to know each other. The event will end with a thank you and farewell from the University.
Broome Saints v Peninsula Bombers
Phone: 0417 094 287
Time: Woman’s Game @ 1:30pm, Men’s game @ 4:00pm
Venue: Father McMahon Field, BRAC
The annual NAIDOC Football Matchs sees traditional rivals Broome Saints and the Peninsula Bombers go head to head in the chase for the perpetual Kullarri NAIDOC Trophy, in both the women’s and men’s competitions. Both clubs have close ties with the Kullarri Indigenous community and this is a much anticipated match for both clubs and the clubs and their supporters will come together at the end for presentation and a sausage sizzle.
Sunday 3rd July
Phone: (08) 9193 5888
Time: 9am to 12pm
Venue: Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, 32 Weld Street
On the Catholic Church calendar in Australia, on the 1st Sunday in July we celebrate ATSI Sunday (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday). In Broome we celebrate this Mass with Missa Terra Spiritus Sancti – Mass of the Land of the Holy Spirit. This Mass allows us to translate the Mass parts and prayers in Yawuru and sing hymns in languages from neighbouring communities like Bidyadanga and the Dampier Peninsular.
It’s an opportunity to share the aboriginal peoples story and spirituality with the non-aboriginal parishioners. It’s an opportunity for our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Catholics to celebrate in prayer through their culture.
This is always followed by a shared morning tea with various activities to showcase art/dance and song.
Organisation: Nyamba Buru Yawuru
Phone: (08) 9192 9600
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Gabunyanya – Crab Creek
This is a women only event
We have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up.
From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up.
Now is our time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change.
We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, our communities.
Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.
It must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms.
It’s also time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in our communities over generations—they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights.
Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms.
We need to move beyond just acknowledgement, good intentions, empty words and promises, and hollow commitments. Enough is enough.
The relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non‑Indigenous Australians needs to be based on justice, equity, and the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights.
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!