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Cultural Bus Tour to recognise history and culture during NAIDOC Week

The City of Salisbury is located on Kaurna Country. On this land, Kaurna people lived, hunted and gathered food, performed ceremonies, told Dreaming stories and shared their knowledge of their culture.

They lived in an area that was full of nutritious foods, both plants and animals. The City hosts a number of important locations that continue to signify the Kaurna culture and their connection to this land.

This year, as part of NAIDOC Week, the City of Salisbury is proud to offer a number of free cultural bus tours to help the community better understand the importance of connection to land for the Kaurna people.

Held from Sunday July 3 to Sunday July 10 2022, National NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

This year, NAIDOC Week will continue to advocate for systematic change through its theme; Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Residents are being encouraged to get in quick to book a seat on the City of Salisbury’s cultural bus tours, which will allow eager participants to learn about Kaurna people and their culture.

The City of Salisbury’s Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group Chair Frank Wanganeen will lead the cultural bus tours and provide insight into Kaurna culture.

Five tours will take place over the course of a 10-day period - 1 July, 4 July, 6 July, 8 July and 11 July. The tours will visit a number of sites, including Kaurna Park and Greenfields Wetlands.

Bookings are essential.