We all at ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide celebrated the 2017 NAIDOC Week with free info sessions for schools/youth to
- Aboriginal history, culture, animals, land and food
- Start your family tree
- Dreamtime stories & Myth
As joint-venture between ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide and the I Love Crepes team we introduced the public on SUNDAY 7th to a FREE TASTING of Aboriginal sweets and informed about the use of native herbs, spices, chutneys and jams in the daily cooking.
WE STOCKED UP ABOUT THE HUGE DEMAND on NAIDOC MERCHANDISE
NAIDOC “Our Languages Matter” satchels &
Bookyanna Dreaming limited edition.
The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.
Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds.
Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on.