Taree seniors will welcome Biripi elder Uncle Mike Saunders to Ingenia Gardens Taree as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Ingenia Gardens Taree residents will learn about Australian indigenous art, history and culture of the people who are indigenous to the Taree area, and will even try their hand at traditional Aboriginal art.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Ingenia Gardens Taree village manager Amanda Howton said residents were always delighted to welcome local Biripi elder Uncle Mike Saunders to the community.
"The residents have been looking forward to this event for weeks - they are always very eager to learn more about our local Indigenous culture here in Taree and try out the traditional Biripi arts and crafts," Ms Howton said.
"Uncle Mike is the son-in-law of one of our residents here, so he is a regular in the community - often visiting for Christmas lunches and other celebrations throughout the year.
"NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity for us to participate in activities where we can learn something new, educating ourselves about our local Indigenous community."
NAIDOC Week runs from July 7 to 14, 2019. This year's theme is 'Voice. Treaty. Truth' and encourages all Australians, not just Indigenous communities, to come together, move forward and work towards a better shared future.
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