NAIDOC celebrations at the Alice Springs Desert Park

Held annually, NAIDOC Week is an occasion for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 2019’s NAIDOC theme is ‘VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.’

During the official NAIDOC Week, 7th to 14th July, the oldest living culture will come alive at the Desert Park through stories, displays and celebrations.

The highlight event ‘Apmere Awaye’ will be held Wednesday 10 July 2019 between 11am and 2pm. Join our Aboriginal Guides and one of our Traditional Owners, Benedict Stevens, to listen to the land and explore our living culture. Try your hand at traditional techniques such as roo tail cook up, making desert knick-knacks, sand drawing and plant medicine demonstrations by the camp fire.

Learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques at Survival in the Desert, on daily between 11am and 11.45am, excluding Wednesdays.

Daily at 12pm, enjoy a cultural film on the big screen focusing on Arrernte country and culture.

Standard entry fees to the Desert Park apply or become a Desert Park Member and enjoy the rewards.

Source: NT Government