Whether you are interested in local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, dance and performances, honouring our women, learning about culture and history, or playing sport, the place to be on Friday 13 July is at Inner City NAIDOC at the NCIE.

Watch the deadly Redfern Dance CompanyBuuja Buuja Butterfly Dance Group and Kiris An Taran Torres Strait Island Dance Troupe; listen to Aunty Marlene CumminsMajik HoneySonboy and more!

The full program will be announced soon. Keep up to date at the 2018 Inner City NAIDOC Facebook event.

Organised by a coalition of local groups and organisations and held at the NCIE, the Inner City NAIDOC Family & Sports Day is the signature community event for NAIDOC celebrations in the inner city of Sydney and has been running for over 20 years.

This year there’ll be locally made Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and craft for sale, as well as the usual free BBQ, Elders and kids activities, and information stalls with resources on health, wellbeing, and legal support.

At last year’s Inner City NAIDOC Family and Sports Day over 5000 visitors came to the NCIE throughout the day.

Deadly Women of Redfern Exhibition

This year, NAIDOC week celebrates our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, aunties, sisters, daughters and Elders. Because of her, we can! Women who are or have beenour leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates, and who fought and continue to fight for justice, empowerment, cultural expression and our rights as the First Nations peoples of this country.

Inner City NAIDOC will pay tribute to our local women in a photo exhibition of new photographs from legendary photojournalist, Aunty Barbara McGrady, titled Deadly Women of Redfern. The photos will be displayed on site at the NCIE during the event.