NAIDOC Week Celebrations
NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.
The 2019 theme was VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Ballina Shire celebrated this theme with a range of events and activites across the 2019 NAIDOC Week.
The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge for over millennia. They are precious to our nation.
It’s that Indigenous voice that include know-how, practices, skills and innovations - found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge. They are words connecting us to country, an understanding of country and of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
For generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have looked for significant and lasting change.
Let's work together for a shared future #NAIDOC2019