A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture will be taking place at the Lismore Showgrounds today from 11am until 2.30pm.
With the theme, Our Languages Matter, the annual NAIDOC Celebration Day is being hosted by the Lismore City Council.
The day features a formal Welcome to Country and information stalls from more than 30 local service providers, as well as family activities including sports games, children’s activities, face painting, food stalls, and a talent showcase by local schools.
There will also be Aboriginal business displays, dance performances and an Elders’ Tent with morning tea and lunch provided.
‘NAIDOC Celebration Day is about honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with fun, colour and music,’ Council’s Event Officer Leanne Clark said.
‘Coming together in celebration is an informal but very important way to share culture and learn from one another.
‘Events like these deliver reconciliation outcomes in authentic ways. People talk to one another, learn from one another, laugh with one another and ultimately, leave with a greater appreciation and understanding of one another’s culture.’
Entry is free and the whole community is welcome.