|Musgrave Park comes alive with Indigenous culture|
AUSTRALIA - It's NAIDOC Week, and we're celebrating indigenous culture in Brisbane from the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day on Friday July 6.
NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and recognises the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.
Brisbane's Musgrave Park holds a special significance with South East Queensland's indigenous community. Every year during NAIDOC Week, the park is transformed into a cultural festival that showcases the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture celebrating traditional dance, art and ceremony.
Musgrave Park Family Fun day organiser Scott Anderson says the line up for the day is jam packed and the community are looking forward to it.
"Its a great opportunity for our mob to come together and meet up. This is one of those special times of the year for us.
Mr Anderson says the event is also important for showcasing local talent within the indigenous community.
The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is the Tent Embassy, as the Canberra Tent Embassy celebrates 40 years.
Mr Anderson says that the presence of an embassy in Brisbane is a good opportunity to have the issues surrounding sovereignty discussed at a local level.
"40 years [in Canberra] but still a long way to go in that regard. But it is a good way for people to engage specifically around what does sovereignty mean, and what's the issues around the tent embassy.
"It's a good opportunity to engage within our community but also outside our community, because that's where the change needs to come from."
612 ABC Brisbane will broadcast from the festival from 1pm on Friday July 6 to bring you the sights and sounds of the day.
Come and say hello to the team in red as Terri Begley hosts the Afternoon program.
Broadcasting between 1-3pm, come and be a part of a special welcome to country ceremony, hear from Indigenous business owners in south east Queensland, and learn more about the future of Brisbane's Aboriginal Sovereign embassy, as well as a look back on 40 years of the Canberra tent embassy.
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Author: Emma Sykes