December 6, 2022


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Exciting New Gala to Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021

Healing Country is the theme for this year's NAIDOC celebrations. This means embracing First Nation’s cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage. That the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders are respected equally to and the cultures and values of all Australians.
NADOC 2021 gala event

The inaugural Douglas Shire NAIDOC Gala will be held at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Glade on Friday July 16, 2021.

The Douglas Shire Indigenous Events Committee hope to make the Gala an annual event on the NAIDOC calendar.

The evening is set to feature a delicious two-course dinner, beverage package, Awards Ceremony and fabulous live cultural performances and music.

Awards will be presented to recipients of the community who have excelled in their field, going ‘above and beyond’ for the Indigenous community of Kuku Yalanji people.

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations is Heal Country, heal our nation. Heal Country! calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Stay tuned for the announcement of further local events shortly.

Tickets Now On Sale /

There are only 200 tickets available with limited seating and COVID restrictions.

Early Bird Special $100 (limited availability)

Regular Ticket Price $110

For further details please email or telephone 0436 303 245

The Gala is sponsored by Sheraton Grand Mirage.