EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
NAIDOC COMMUNITY CULTURAL DAY
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.
For the NAIDOC celebrations in July 2018 the community organised a 'Community Cultural Day'. The event included market stalls, food and drinks, displays, art workshops, spear throwing and the Mutitjulu Band playing live. A great day was had by both community members and tourists who attended the event.
NORTH WEST SPORTS LEAGUE GAMES
In 2018 the Ininti Sports Association Ltd entered a Football and Softball team in the Far North West Sports League. As a result there were several 'home' games scheduled in Mutitjulu. These weekends were a great success with extended store hours to provide for all the visitors in attendance as well as food and drinks available during the game at the Oval.
At our Christmas party in December 2017 Santa arrived by helicopter in the community with presents for all kids and plenty of entertainment including a reptile show, segways and the jumping castle. The afternoon was concluded with a bbq dinner and the school kids performing Christmas carols.
The handover of Uluru in 1985 was a symbolic high-point for land rights. On 26 October 1985 hundreds of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people attended the ceremony when Governor General Sir Ninian Stephen handed over the the deeds to Anangu Traditional Owners.
This event has significant meaning to Anangu living in Mutitjulu and they aim to celebrate this each year in the community.
In October 2018 another 'Picnic Day' was organised by and for the Community. All community members and stakeholders walked to chosen location 5km out of Mutitjulu and spend the morning and afternoon catching up with each other and relaxing in the open air. There was spear throwing and billy can race competitions, malu wipu, art and a large slippery slide to celebrate another great community event.
Please contact the office if you have any queries relating events and activities.