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July 03 2017: NAIDOC Week Celebrations on the Cassowary Coast

A children’s day at Warrina Lakes, street processions and an Elder's lunch are among the NAIDOC Week celebrations on the Cassowary Coast.

The Children’s Day for under-12s was held at Innisfail’s Warrina Lakes this morning while the Tully street procession is on Wednesday from 9am-1pm and the Innisfail street procession is on Friday from 9am-2pm.

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of indigenous Australians in various fields. NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

Activities take place across the nation and Cassowary Coast Mayor John Kremastos is encouraging residents to be part of the action in this region.

Other events on the Cassowary Coast are an Elder’s Luncheon at Innisfail’s Chjowai Hall on Thursday 6 July from 11.30am-2pm and a trivia night in Chjowai Hall on Saturday 8 July from 6pm-10pm.

The Torres Strait Islander Community's Coming of the Light event on Saturday night at the Con opened NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Mayor Kremastos said Council was proud to be a partner in NAIDOC Week events hosted by Mamu Health Service Limited.  He said Council would be part of the street processions in Tully and Innisfail this week, and Council was manning a stall at events.