Cooma celebrates NAIDOC week

Ella-Rose Murdoch, Kaitlyn Williams and Allira Williams get their faces painted for NAIDOC day.  
Photo: Tina Zunic.

Ella-Rose Murdoch, Kaitlyn Williams and Allira Williams get their faces painted for NAIDOC day. Photo: Tina Zunic.

AS NAIDOC Week was celebrated across Australia this week, the HUB Youth Centre in Cooma celebrated in style yesterday with a range of activities, face painting and crafts.

NAIDOC week runs from July 6-13 with celebrations held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Local families and friends were invited to help celebrate and support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, as the week is not only celebrated in Indigenous communities but by all Australians.

Mayor Dean Lynch opened the event with Alice Williams who welcomed guests to country.

"It's always a good day and very full on with different activities on for NAIDOC day," YMCA Youth Project Coordinator Cathy Guion said.

Children had the opportunity to get their faces painted, practise weaving, dance and participate in crafts such as scarf making.

A luncheon was held for all visitors with the thanks of many local supporters.

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