UniSA NAIDOC Week 2022


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Artwork created by UniSA student Jessie Walker, proud Yorta Yorta woman. It signifies the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and their own unique tribal grounds. Follow her on Instagram to see her other artwork!


NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, NAIDOC Week is held on Sunday 3 July to Sunday 10 July with the theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! , calling us to amplify the voices of Aboriginal peoples and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, and good intent and outcome.

Join us for one (or more) events happening on UniSA campuses and within the community throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to learn some new skills and meet other students in a fun, relaxing environment. 

On campus

Date
Tuesday 5 July

Time
10.00am – 12.00pm

Location
GP Building (GP1-13)

Learn how to create contemporary Aboriginal art design on canvas with Ashleigh Bruza, and take home your unique creation.  

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Ashleigh is a Wirangu/Kokatha woman based in Adelaide and is an Aboriginal & mixed media artist specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art. She is passionate about keeping culture present in this day and age, and is an inspiration to young people starting out as an artist. Check out Ashleigh's work on ashleighanneart.com

Date
Wednesday 6 July

Time
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Location
Playford Building (P3-38)

Join Dave Thorpe in this group workshop where you will learn the sacred process of making cultural tools, such as boomerangs and clap sticks. You will be assisted in sanding pre-cut native gum woods and making them into a tool that you can take home.  

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Dave is a Gunnai man from Yorta Yorta and lives on Kaurna country. He is skilled in wood carving and is passionate about sharing his knowledge, skills and appreciation of tool-making that has been carried out for thousands of years in traditional hunting and gathering. 

Date
Wednesday 6 July

Time
10.30am – 11.30am

Location
CA Building

Join Anna Strzelecki, our Aboriginal Student Engagement Officer at Magill campus, for a cooking demonstration and morning tea of damper with bush seeds. Gather around the fire pit to learn how the original bush damper is made and the historical significance of this traditional Aboriginal staple. 

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Date
Thursday 7 July

Time
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Location
Barbara Hanrahan Building (BH3-09)

Make your own soy candle with Bradie Wilson! Each scented candle will come in a jar and will be made using soy wax. You will also get to enjoy complimentary seated mini massages.

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Bradie is a Dieri/Arabana woman and business owner of Willow and Bee Candles

Date
Friday 8 July

Time
11.00am – 12.00pm

Location
Campus Lawns

Have a taste of cooked kangaroo tail, which has historically been a staple source of protein for Aboriginal peoples as it is very high in protein and very low in fat.

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Tahnee Jackson, an Arrernte/Adnyamathanha woman and our Aboriginal Student and Community Engagement Officer at Whyalla campus, will start cooking the kangaroo tails at 6.00am, so if you're interested in the cooking process, you're more than welcome to join her earlier. 

Off campus

Date
Friday 8 July

Time
5.00pm – 9.00pm

Location
Mercury Cinema

Come along to a special evening of First Nations short films, sharing stories of love, friendship, healing country practices; of belonging, community, culture; and above all the strength and connection of First Nations peoples to their land and culture. A Q&A session with a few of the filmmakers will follow the conclusion of the short films.

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View the full program here

Date
Friday 8 July

Time
10.30am – 4.00pm

Location
Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square)

Join the NAIDOC march from Victoria Square to Parliament House, followed by celebrations at the free family fun day showcasing Aboriginal talents through dance and music. There will be a variety of stalls promoting Aboriginal-owned businesses, community organisations, government sectors, as well as food and free concert.

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UniSA NAIDOC Video Series

In this Zoom presentation, Darumbal and Yiman man Trent White discusses how he uses his exceptional photography skills to document and preserve Indigenous cultures within Australia.

We speak with the owners of Bush to Bowl, Clarence Bruinsma (Yaegl) and Adam Byrne (Garigal/Gadigal) via Zoom to discuss Australia’s native plants and traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture.