By BACT Media Unit – 28 June 2023

As we head into NAIDOC Week for 2023 – 2-9 July, Basketball ACT has a raft of activities and events to celebrate and recognise the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our

Events include:

– Marrawuy Journeys Pop-Up Stall – Saturday 1 July – 12pm-2pm at Belconnen Basketball Stadium foyer. Check out Sarah’s latest designs and products, and grab a unique and beautiful gift;

– Indigenous 3×3 Community Hustle and Walking Basketball Come & Try – Thursday 6 July – 1pm-3pm – Belconnen Basketball Stadium. Bring the family and join us on court for a 3×3 Community Hustle (for the kids) and Walking Basketball Come & Try (for parents and grandparents) – register at

– Coles Express NBL1 East First Nations Round – Saturday 8 July – games from 1pm – watch our Canberra Gunners and Canberra Nationals take on Hills Hornets – tix from INTIX –

One event that is back in 2023, is our Premier League Indigenous Round on Wednesday 5 July from 5.30pm at Belconnen Basketball Stadium. This year, we welcome back Ngunnawal Elder, Warren Daley, to perform a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. We will also be joined by Alinta Barlow, a Ngunnawal singer/songwriter, who will perform on the night. We encourage our basketball community to join us for this event.

Below is the 2022 Welcome to Country, put together by Simon Peters from MVP Media.

You can find the full list of Basketball ACT NAIDOC events below: