July 23, 2019
SWAMS NAIDOC Family Fun Day brings South West community together
The Bunbury and South West community have again embraced NAIDOC Week this year through a series of activities during National NAIDOC Week, held from 7-14 July.
NAIDOC Week provides all Australians with the opportunity to come together, embrace, respect and celebrate our Indigenous culture as a community.
The South West Region of WA (Noongar Boodja or Noongar Country) is home to many Aboriginal Wardandi Families.
The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS), along with our key partners, once again hosted the annual NAIDOC Family Fun Day to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019.
The event was a great success and a calendar highlight for the local Aboriginal community of Bunbury and the South West. The day showcased our area’s rich Noongar heritage and culture.
“NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This special week is celebrated not only by Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. It is such a great opportunity to support the local South West Aboriginal community.” SWAMS CEO Ms Lesley Nelson explained.
“Culture and community are at the heart of what we do as an Aboriginal Medical Service, It brings us great pleasure to deliver these local NAIDOC Week events and I encourage our Noongar community and the wider Bunbury and South West community to join us in these celebrations.”