Posted: 12th July 2021
Posted in: News
NAIDCOC week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
NAIDOC 2021 invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.
The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
“Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.”
This year’s theme also seeks substantive institutional, structural, and collaborative reform – something generations of Elders and communities have been advocating, marching and fighting for.
Healing Country means finally resolving many of the outstanding injustices which impact on the lives of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders people.
It is about hearing and actioning the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples which are the culmination of generations of consultation and discussions among our nations on a range of issues and grievances.
Heal Country, heal our nation.