NAIDOC Week celebrated across campus network

Published:03 July 2018

Art, film, food, trivia nights, yarning and ceremonial events will feature as CQUniversity campuses mark NAIDOC Week 2018.

The public is welcome as CQUniversity Sydney will host a Level 6 gallery of Indigenous art throughout the week, while conducting a book swap in the campus library on Wednesday 11 July to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Sydney campus will also screen the film Occupation Native from 2 pm to 3 pm on Thursday 12 July.

Mackay's Ooralea Campus (Cook Theatre) will host a free NAIDOC-themed short film evening for staff, students and the community, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 10 July.

Rockhampton North campus has arranged a lunch featuring Indigenous-inspired food and the public is welcome to a NAIDOC Trivia night at the Bird Cage from 5.30 pm on Thursday 12 July.

CQUniversity Bundaberg's Knockout Knowledge Trivia Night is being held in the Building 5 Drama Barn on Monday, 9 July from 6 pm ($80/table of 8). The campus is also providing a return bus charter for staff and students to take part in the local NAIDOC March, commencing at 9 am on Friday 13 July. A formal ceremony will then be held at the Bundaberg Campus (Building 1 Lawns) from 11.30 am, which will include a Welcome to Country, Flag Raising and Tree Planting Ceremony, followed by a barbecue lunch.

CQUniversity Noosa will host a Tales of Land and Sea - Yarning circle on Tuesday 10 July from Noon to 1 pm, as well as featuring collaborative artwork in the student common room.

CQUni Brisbane will host a pop-up lunch with gold coin donations going to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. There will also be NAIDOC Week giveaways.

Cairns Campus will hold a stall at the annual NAIDOC Family Day on 6 July and will also host a small ceremony and morning tea on campus with the local Watkin family, to officially 'hang' a photo. The photo, taken in 1941 outside the building that is now CQUni Cairns Square, was donated by the Watkin family.

CQUni Gladstone Marina will run an Elders' morning tea from 10 am on Tuesday, 10 July. The event will be for staff and students, with local elders providing stories on Gladstone’s history and cultural heritage.

Townsville Campus will host a movie screening of The Sapphires for staff, students, family and friends on the evening of Thursday, 12 July.

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