After a successful debut last year, the NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show will return to Taree in July as part of this year's NAIDOC Week events.
Organised by young Indigenous community leaders and supported by the YMCA and community partners, the event on Saturday, July 13 will feature local Indigenous models, designers and creative talent in a celebration of culture.
It will also feature performances by talented local artists including Kyle Shilling and Indigenous dancers from Taree High School.
Event organiser and YMCA Aboriginal Youth Ambassador Trisha Cortaville-Smith says the success of last year's inaugural show has inspired a bigger and broader event this year.
"This year we have raised the bar, introducing our mini models and new performers, providing an opportunity for more young people to step outside their comfort zone and build the self-esteem of our Taree youth," Trisha said.
"I encourage everyone to come along to what is a really great night out and be inspired by our wonderful young people and culture."
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year's theme is 'Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's Work Together' and is a call to action to formally recognise Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia including through Constitutional reform and a treaty.
For more information about the NAIDOC including sponsorship opportunities contact Darren Mumford on 0417 073 260 or Trisha Cortaville-Smith on 0412 324 902.