THE LAURA Aboriginal Dance Festival is the longest-running Aboriginal cultural festival in Australia. In 2007 it had its 30th anniversary in Cape York. The celebration showcases the culture of Cape York Peninsula’s aboriginal people through the performances of song and dance. In addition to being an educational experience for festival goers, it’s also an opportunity for aboriginal families — many of which were removed from the area — to gather and meet new and old family members and friends.
The festival runs from June 21-23 this year.