This year’s NAIDOC theme was “Always Was, Always Will Be” and aimed at recognising that First Nations People have occupied and cared for our country for over 65,000 years.
Glad Group has planned some activities to recognise and celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020, but also to raise awareness about what is NAIDOC for all Glad’s employees. Continue reading to see how Glad Group celebrated NAIDOC Week 2020!
This year to celebrate NAIDOC Week, Glad Group organised a Smoking Ceremony, accompanied by the vibrant and iconic sound of a Didgeridoo.
Performed by Tribal Warrior, we learned that it is an important part of any ceremony and assists in cleansing the area and the people of bad spirits to promote the protection and well-being of visitors.
It is not just the smoke that is important in the ceremony but also how the fire is lit and what is used to make it. Some might only use a certain type of leave or bark while others may interchange them depending on what the ceremony is.
National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
For the 2nd year in a row, Glad Group ordered a delicious array of Indigenous-inspired food and flavours fresh from the NCIE Kitchen.
From rice-paper rolls with crocodile, hoisin duck pancakes, kangaroo sliders with fennel & apple salad & bush chutney to double chocolate brownies with indigenous berries & walnuts and muffins with indigenous inspired flavours, our NAIDOC week celebration was full of yummy treats!
A day full of fun!
Amongst all the fun, we listened to Spotify’s own NAIDOC playlist, took some great pictures in front of the decorations the Marketing team put together and embarked on yet another journey together as an organisation.
Glad Group believes it is essential to support and enrich the Indigenous communities in which we operate. Through our people and our partnerships, we aim to promote equality for all Australians. We recognise that this is not the reality for many Indigenous Australians, who face significant social, economic, and financial disadvantages.
Thank you to Kristy Masella from AES for being our very special guest, and thank you to everyone for joining us on that special day!