This NAIDOC week take a trip to Yanchep National Park and learn about Indigenous history, culture and achievements.

On Saturday 13 July two special events - Koolungah Waabiny (Children Playing) and Breaking Down Barriers - will be held in the Wangi Mia.

There will be sand art, traditional food, traditional games, face painting, dreamtime stories and a relaxed chat around a fire about the policies that have affected Aboriginal people and the wider community.

The events are free to attend but National Park entry fees apply so why not bring a picnic and make a whole day of it.

Koolungah Waabiny (Children Playing)

Time: 11am – 3pm
Age:   all ages

Create sand art, eat some traditional food, play traditional games, colour in boomerangs, face painting. Learn about the Dreamtime and how you have a role in protecting the land we live on.

Breaking Down Barriers

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Age:  15yrs and over

Come sit around the fire in a safe, relaxed environment and learn about the policies that affected the Aboriginal people, the Stolen Generations that arose from the Aborigines Act 1905, the1967 Referendum and the 2008 Apology to Australia’s Indigenous People and how these continue to affect Aboriginal people and the wider community.

Tea, coffee and marshmallows are provided.

For more information call Yanchep National Park on (08) 9303 7759 or email bookingsynp@dbca.wa.gov.au.

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