National NAIDOC Week 2022 Events

FRIDAY 8 JULY

9:00AM | NAIDOC MARCH | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS | 45 MINS

Meet at Town Square Lawns at 8:30-8:45AM for a 9AM start – the March will proceed around the Yulara Road loop and will arrive back at Town Square Lawn to commence the day. The March is about solidarity and unity of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and our Allies!

9:00AM | GUIDED GARDEN WALK | CIRCLE OF SAND TOWN SQUARE | 30 MINS

Group taking guided tour of gardens at Ayers Rock Resort
Guided Garden Walks

Meet at the Circle of Sand at Town Square Lawn at 9am, or at the Circle of Sand at Desert Gardens at 4pm, where your Guide will show you around the Resort Gardens highlighting the seasonal local flora, highlighting bush foods, trees native to Australia and the medicines traditionally used.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

10:00AM | WELCOME TO COUNTRY & INMA | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Join us for a Welcome to Country by Anangu Traditional Owners followed by Inma (traditional dance ceremony) which will be performed by Traditional Owners of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch and listen as Anangu share their Tjukurpa stories through dance and song. Proudly presented by Maruku Arts.

10:00AM - 6:00PM | NAIDOC MARKETS | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Market stalls including Indigenous arts, crafts, jewellery, food including a fundraiser BBQ for the Anangu Communities Foundation, coffee cart, face painting, Edible Reconciliation by Andrew Fielke and Dominic Smith, and much more, showcasing locally-handcrafted and limited-edition items.

10:00AM | SATELLITE BOY | ARKANI THEATRE | 95 MINS | RATED PG

Satellite Boy

An Australian adventure drama film about a young Aboriginal boy (12-year-old Pete) struggling to maintain the traditions of his heritage in the modern world when a mining company expands into the region. Pete and his grandfather Jagamarra live in a run down drive in theatre. The grandfather continually imparts wisdom of the old ways to Pete.

10:00AM & 10:30AM | BUSH YARNS | CIRCLE OF SAND TOWN SQUARE | 30 MINS

two men talking together
Bush Yarns

Listen to the stories of Aboriginal culture and tradition where you will be shown men’s weapons that were used for hunting or women’s tools and techniques to gather bush tucker in the central desert.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

10:30AM | ART TALK & TOUR | GALLERY OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA (GOCA) | 30 MINS

Join us for a tour of GoCA where we exclusively celebrate the vibrancy, creativity and culture from the Central and Western Desert region. Learn about the origins of dot painting and be guided across traditional and modern Indigenous art as we shine a light on the artists through enriching discussions. Learn more about GoCA.

11:00AM | NATIVE INGREDIENTS COOKING DEMONSTRATION | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Join award-winning Adelaide chef and TV chef, Andrew Fielke, as he creates mouth-watering dishes utilising utilising the unique textures and stunning flavours of nutritious nuts, seeds, fruits and herbs like Lemon Myrtle and Quandong.

11:00AM | DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP | TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN | 45 MINS

Didgeridoo being played by man in the outback
Didgeridoo Workshop

Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Yidaki, the traditional Aboriginal term for the didgeridoo, was discovered in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

11:30AM | MARLU WIPU (KANGAROO TAIL) COOKING DEMONSTRATION & LANGUAGE LESSONS | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Join Witju Singer as he demonstrates how to cook Marlu Wipu (Kangaroo Tail) and learn how to pronounce some simple Pitjantjatjara words & phrases.

12:00PM | MUNGARY MAKING (BUSH MEDICINE) WORKSHOP | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Senior Anangu ladies invite you to learn about the use and the production of their traditional bush medicine.

1:00PM | BUSH FOOD EXPERIENCE | ARKANI THEATRE | 45 MINS

Bush Food Experience

Learn about Australian and local bush tucker and how for many centuries local Indigenous groups would hunt, gather and prepare these bush foods.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon

2:00PM | NATIVE INGREDIENTS COOKING DEMONSTRATION | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Join award-winning Adelaide chef and TV chef, Andrew Fielke, as he creates mouth-watering dishes utilising utilising the unique textures and stunning flavours of nutritious nuts, seeds, fruits and herbs like Lemon Myrtle and Quandong.

2:00PM | CAPTURING THE COSMOS | ARKANI THEATRE | 45 MINS

Uluru on a starry night
Capturing the Cosmos

This astronomy documentary reveals the current research and technologies about radio astronomy, dark energy and Australia’s role at the forefront of radio astronomy.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Sunset

2:30PM | ART TALK & TOUR | GALLERY OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA (GOCA) | 30 MINS

Join us for a tour of GoCA where we exclusively celebrate the vibrancy, creativity and culture from the Central and Western Desert region. Learn about the origins of dot painting and be guided across traditional and modern Indigenous art as we shine a light on the artists through enriching discussions. Learn more about GoCA.

3:00PM | YOLNGU BOY | ARKANI THEATRE | 88 MINS | RATED M

Yolngu Boy

An Indigenous teen and his friends embark on a challenging journey to Darwin from Arnhem Land to meet a tribal leader with the aim of creating a better future after troubles take them away from their dreams.

3:00PM & 3:30PM | BUSH YARNS | CIRCLE OF SAND DESERT GARDENS HOTEL | 30 MINS

two men talking together
Bush Yarns

Listen to the stories of Aboriginal culture and tradition where you will be shown men’s weapons that were used for hunting or women’s tools and techniques to gather bush tucker in the central desert.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

3:00PM | DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP | TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN | 45 MINS

Didgeridoo being played by man in the outback
Didgeridoo Workshop

Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Yidaki, the traditional Aboriginal term for the didgeridoo, was discovered in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

3:30PM | MARLU WIPU (KANGAROO TAIL) COOKING DEMONSTRATION & LANGUAGE LESSONS | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Join Witju Singer as he demonstrates how to cook Marlu Wipu (Kangaroo Tail) and learn how to pronounce some simple Pitjantjatjara words & phrases.

4:00PM | GUIDED GARDEN WALK | CIRCLE OF SAND DESERT GARDENS HOTEL | 30 MINS

Group taking guided tour of gardens at Ayers Rock Resort
Guided Garden Walks

Meet at the Circle of Sand at Town Square Lawn at 9am, or at the Circle of Sand at Desert Gardens at 4pm, where your Guide will show you around the Resort Gardens highlighting the seasonal local flora, highlighting bush foods, trees native to Australia and the medicines traditionally used.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

4:00PM | LIVE MUSIC BY DOCKER RIVER BAND | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Hailing from Kaltukatjara Aboriginal Community and make music inspired by a rich country, beloved community and a deep connection to culture and song. Songs are written using their native language Pitjantjatjarra as well as English in a reggae rhythm.

5:00PM | LIVE MUSIC BY MUTITJULU BAND | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Hailing in from the Mutitjulu Community at the base of Uluru, listen to sweet sounds of desert reggae.