NAIDOC WEEK

NAIDOC Week, hosted 4th-11th July, provides an opportunity to learn more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities. It’s a week dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, accomplishments, history and cultures.

The celebratory week sees many State and local events mark the occasion. There are activities undertaken in schools and workplaces, as well as public displays, healing exhibitions and seminars. There are many creative and educational opportunities in local communities to better understand the culture and history of the Nation’s First People.

Every year, NAIDOC Week has a theme. The 2021 theme is ‘Heal Country’. When it comes to our country, it is something that sustains our lives in every aspect. Whether it be spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially or culturally, our country is a part of who we are. The theme ‘Heal Country’ is about encouraging greater protection for our lands, waters and sacred sites. Through healing our country, we can heal our nation.

NAIDOC week is about recognising and celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It’s about embracing their culture, achievements and stories. It’s about learning and understanding the importance of their traditions and what it means to be Australian. The histories of these cultures date back thousands of years, and by acknowledging and celebrating the culture and people, we can embrace all that makes the Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Island cultures.

Embracing and celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, traditions and stories is something that we highly value at Key Assets. We are passionate about ensuring children and young people remain connected with their culture and actively work to support our carers in learning and maintaining children’s cultural identities.
To learn more about the NAIDOC Week celebrations, or to get involved, visit: https://www.naidoc.org.au