NAIDOC Week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) occurs annually in July, and celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our team enjoyed treats by Goanna Hut made with native ingredients like lemon myrtle, ribery rose, emu apple and bush tomato.
We also discussed and learned about influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in history. In particular we learned about William Cooper. William Cooper was an inspirational Aboriginal leader in New South Wales and Victoria in the early part of the 20th century and a founding secretary of the Australian Aborigines’ League.
The league was created to lobby state and federal governments on behalf of Aboriginal people. He is also known as the Father of the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC), an annual event that is celebrated to this day.
NA Group continues to strive to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to continue educating our team. Through education we can work towards achieving the NAIDOC Week theme for 2022:
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change. Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.