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Redfern will once again be the focus for the annual inner-city NAIDOC Family and Sports Day, part of NAIDOC Week national celebrations from July 8 to 15.

The family and sports day on July 13 will feature music, dance, performance and sport.

A Deadly Women photo exhibition by Aunty Barbara McGrady will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait women for the trailblazers they were and are.

Among the performers will be the Redfern Dance Company, Buuja Buuja Butterfly Dance Group and Kiris An Taran Torres Strait Island Dance Troupe, Aunty Marlene Cummins, Nadeena Dixon, Majik Honey and Son Boy.

There will also be a chance to check out the locally-made Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and craft on sale, the elders and kids activities, and a variety of stalls, along with a free barbecue.

More than 5000 people attended last year’s event.

The day is held at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in George Street and organised by a coalition of local groups and organisations.

It is regarded as the signature community event for NAIDOC celebrations in inner Sydney.

Other NAIDOC events around Australia can be found at



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