NAIDOC Week 2020 is just around the corner, running from 8 to 15 November and Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-operative Limited and Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation have been provided with $2,500 and $5,000 in funding to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and Australia’s rich history and culture.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan invites everyone to get involved, learn more about local Indigenous cultures, and share in the traditions that make Australia unique.
“NAIDOC Week is always a special event on the community calendar,” Mr Tehan said.
Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-operative Limited will be celebrating NAIDOC week with tours and interpretation of significant rock art and other sites, artwork and storytelling of dreamtime stories.
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation as part of NAIDOC Week will host a flag raising ceremony, an annual walk to Lake Condah mission and a community dinner to share their culture and promote heritage by sharing cultural knowledge with younger generations and the broader community
“This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be., highlights Australia’s ancient history and celebrates the traditions and cultures that endure today.
“We are privileged to have one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures and through NAIDOC events we can share in this proud history and contemplate our future.
You can find out more about NAIDOC Week 2020 at www.naidoc.org.au
All the events funded as part of the NAIDOC local grants program are required to have COVID-19 plans in place. It is important that anyone attending an event observes these plans and local restrictions to ensure everyone stays safe.
The grants for Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-operative Limited and Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation are part of the Morrison Government’s $1.4 million program to support local organisations to celebrate the week.