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Wednesday, 02 July 2008


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during NAIDOC Week with a diverse range of community events at the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury campuses.

ECU has a long and proud tradition of delivering and supporting Indigenous education, and this year ECU's expert Indigenous Centre, Kurongkurl Katitjin and the University have developed an exciting program of events for the community to get involved in.

The Celebration of Indigenous Art exhibition at the Mount Lawley Campus brings together performance and contemporary art which celebrates the cultural contribution of Indigenous Australians. The exhibition features art from ECU's own collection, works from community partners, and a collection from Indigenous inmates at Hakea Prison who are involved in education programs offered through Kurongkurl Katitjin. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9.00am to 3.00pm from Monday, 7 July to Friday, 11 July at the Kurongkurl Katitjin Art Gallery.

Works from the ECU collection will also be exhibited at the Indigenous Art Exhibition hosted at the Blend(er) Gallery located in Central Walk, Joondalup. The exhibition, held in conjunction with the City of Joondalup, will be open from 10.00am to 2.00pm daily from Tuesday, 8 July to Sunday, 13 July.

ECU, in partnership with the City of Joondalup, is hosting an Indigenous Film Festival at the Joondalup Campus on Tuesday, 8 July at 6.00pm. Films from the Australian Film Commission's Black Screen Compilations will be featured and some light refreshments will be served.

Flag raising ceremonies will be held at all ECU campuses to launch NAIDOC Week at 9.00am on Monday, 7 July followed by a morning tea.

ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox says these community events are a great way for the community to get involved in NAIDOC Week.

"I urge all members of the community to join with ECU in acknowledging the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in some way during NAIDOC Week" he said.

To view the full program of ECU NAIDOC Week events, visit the ECU website, or to register interest contact ECU Corporate Events at

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