THE goal of NAIDOC Week in Leeton is to celebrate Indigenous culture, but to also bring the wider community in on those festivities.
Speaking to those involved with the event last Thursday, a clear theme started to emerge and that was community.
Residents of all ages and backgrounds were part of the day at Gossamer Park in Wattle Hill in what were chilly conditions.
Children could be seen smiling and squealing with delight as they took part in the many activities on the day, while the adults enjoyed chatting with the service providers and catching up with each other.
Parkview Public School cooked up storm on the barbecue, with their Wiradjuri Dance Group also providing entertainment for the crowd.
Wiradjuri Elder Heather Edwards and Tatum Ingram completed the cake cutting, with Ms Edwards pleased to be taking part.
"I've been taking part in NAIDOC Week events for many years now ... I think they are a great thing for the community," she said.
"It's very important these events keep going.
"It keeps our culture alive, but also helps with educating all the young ones too.
"It's a good thing for the community to have this every year. I know it's very appreciated."
The word community was one that continually popped up throughout the day, with Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council chief executive officer Karen Davy saying it was important the event continued to be inclusive for all.
"The best part for me is seeing everyone here and seeing the smiles on the kids faces," she said.
"Having this event where the whole community can come along and celebrate is something we take a lot of pride in."
The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2019 was "Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future".
Mrs Davy thanked all those who made the family fun day possible, including the land council board, Leeton Shire Council and all of the service providers.
The family fun day was preceded by a flag raising ceremony the week before, as well as the Marramirra Day at Gossamer Park last Monday.
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