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NAIDOC Week 2012

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Each year, Edith Cowan University celebrates the history, culture and  achievements of Indigenous Australians through a number of activities held during NAIDOC Week.

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Australia-China Diplomatic Relations and the Year of the Dragon, the University is focusing on a special collaboration to showcase and promote local Nyoongar and Chinese culture.

Flag Raising Ceremonies – Monday, 2 July 2012

Where: Temporary flagpoles outside Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery
              Building 15, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus
              2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley (enter via Central Ave)
When:  At 9.00am

Where: Outside Library (Building 31)
              Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
              270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
When:  At 10.30am

Celebration of Indigenous Art and Culture Exhibition

A special feature of this year’s exhibition is a commissioned artwork through a unique collaboration between Chinese Artist, Gao Xu Yong and Nyoongar Artist Sandra Hill.

Where: The Art Gallery, Building 1, Room 1. 2110
              Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
              270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
When:    Monday, 2 July - Friday, 6 July 9am to 4pm daily

Daily Short Film Screening

Enjoy this short film called Ochre and Ink. This film tells the story of Chinese artist Zhou Xiaoping and his inspiring 23 year collaboration with Aboriginal artists in outback Australia. With elements of humour, controversy and tragedy, this film follows Xiaoping as he develops from an enthusiastic but naive young man into an engaging and passionate character who established genuine friendships with many Aboriginal people.

The full film synopsis and event details can be found at Kurongkurl Katitjin website

Dress warm and enjoy! 

NOTE: There is limited space and will operate on a first come basis.

Where: Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery, Building 15, Room 15.127
              Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus
              2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley (enter via Central Ave)
When: Monday, 2 July – Friday, 6 July at 12.30pm daily

Duration:  Approx. 27 mins

Developing Cultural Competence

This workshop looks at what is involved in becoming ‘culturally competent’ by building participants capacity to relate to, and meet the needs of, Australian Indigenous people.

Having culturally competent staff at ECU will contribute to the development of more culturally competent graduates from ECU. This will enhance graduates to engage appropriately with their professional communities.

Through a variety of discussions and activities, this workshop will provide an insightful introduction for staff in working effectively with Indigenous people both personally and professionally within their role at ECU.  You can register online via the ECU website for courses at the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campuses.

For further information about these events please contact Corporate Events on 6304 2011 or email



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