Shire of Mundaring celebrated NAIDOC week on Monday with a free community event.
Senior Whadjuk Yok, Cindy Nelson, performed the Welcome to Country prior to the raising of the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at the Shire Administration Building.
In his speech, Shire President Councillor Daw said "today is an opportunity for us to pay respect to our nation's first people and acknowledge those who work to preserve their culture".
Cindy Nelson led participants in a cultural walk to the Mundaring Lesser Hall where Urban Indigenous invited the community to take part in an art canvas activity.
Taste buds were put to the test with bush tucker tasting by Bindi Bindi Dreaming and Swan Districts Football Club 'got active' with children at Sculpture Park.
This year's NAIDOC theme, "Because of her, we can!", highlights the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, across family, community and nation.
Celebrating NAIDOC week, with its theme of "Because of her, we can!" aligns with the Shire of Mundaring values which recognise the significant contribution Aboriginal women bring to our community.