published on: November 10 2020
This week is NAIDOC week.
It is a week where we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The first peoples of the land in which we work and live.
This years theme is 'Always Was, Always Will Be.' and recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Personally, I believe it is extremely important and valuable to how we view understand the culture and history of First Nations people because Australia's History did not begin when European Settlement arrived. It began with First Nations people, their story telling, their methods of using the land that we call home. Their connection to land and to community is strong and ever present and we can continue to learn from them, as long as we continue to educate ourselves in reconciliation and understanding.
One of the oldest cultures in the world always was, always will be apart of our History and I urge you to join in and reflect this NAIDOC week.
To learn more about this years theme and to take a look at the amazing events they are running, please see their website here: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2020-theme