Celebrating Indigenous culture

Cranbourne Gardens will celebrate Aboriginal culture during Naidoc Week in July.

Cranbourne Gardens will celebrate Naidoc Week with a showcase of Indigenous language, dance, storytelling and hands-on activities during a family-friendly event in July.

The highly sought after women’s dance group, Djirri Djirri, will return to share their passion and skill with a performance and workshop.

Guests will also hear storytelling and music from cultural educator, Ron Murray.

Throughout the day visitors can enjoy the warmth of the large fire pit and Wayapa Wuurrk wellness workshops, which encourage mindfulness and connection to country.

There will also be speciality workshops in Indigenous dance and games, damper making, gumnut necklace craft, as well as a free barbeque.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Aboriginal staff will lead Indigenous knowledge tours, Indigenous language and plant uses workshops.

Guest will also have the opportunity to connect to Bunurong/ Boon Wurrung Country (where Cranbourne Gardens is located).

This year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s Work together for a shared future’ celebrates more than 65,000 years of the Indigenous voice.

Details: Wednesday 10 July from 10am – 2pm, drop in anytime. Free entry for all ages.Located at the Cranbourne Gardens, Ian Potter Lakeside District.