PCYC Celebrates NAIDOC Week across the State
PCYC Centres across the State were busy celebrating NAIDOC Week. Here are just some of the ways we celebrated the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Young girls from Geraldton PCYC’s Girls Group started off their NADOC Week celebrations by attending a NAIDOC morning tea hosted by the Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation (Streeties).
The celebrations continued back at PCYC with local children and young people engaging in NAIDOC arts and crafts, games, and cooking. Participants of our core diversionary program, safeSPACE™ enjoyed preparing a delicious Kangaroo stew with the help of the Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation.
Taking part in the Indigenous Youth Connection to Culture workshop at the Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation, followed by laser tag fun and games was a great way for the children and young people to finalise a week of celebrating their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
With 145 children and their families attending, Kalgoorlie PCYC’s NAIDOC Disco was the place to be! The event was a huge success, bringing young people together to celebrate their local community. Kids enjoyed an afternoon of music, games, and dancing, topped off with a free packet of chips and a drink thanks to a donation from Kalgoorlie Coles.
A big thank you to Full Circle Therapies Inc, the Sandalwood Family Centre, Parenting Connections, and local Youth Police Officers for supporting our celebrations.
Over 90 community members, young people and their families came together at Collie PCYC to celebrate the rich history and diverse cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The event was filled with knowledge and culture, with stories being shared over kangaroo stew. Young boys from Collie PCYC were honoured to be taken through a dance with Elder Joe Northover.
Children and young people from Roebourne spent the day working with Elders to complete a mural for their Elders church space. The celebrations continued with storytelling, language sessions and cultural awareness education for staff and parents.
In true community spirit, Broome PCYC and the West Kimberley Youth Justice came together to host a family friendly NAIDOC celebration.
There was something for everyone with a blow-up movie screen, bracelet and key chain making, haircuts for young men, face painting, great tunes and popcorn making. Young girls from Broome PCYC performed a beautiful dance and participants enjoyed sharing stories over dinner before the sun went down.
With over 120 members of the local community attending, the event was a great way to celebrate culture and diversity.