NAIDOC Week 2020’s theme for this year, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, recognises that First Nations People have occupied and cared for this country for over 65,000 years.
NAIDOC Week invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history that dates back thousands of generations. It’s about seeing, hearing, and learning the First Nations history of this country which is Australian history.
What you can do to support NAIDOC Week
Glad Group has some exciting things planned to recognise and celebrate NAIDOC week 2020, but if you are stuck for ideas, here are some below:
- Display the NAIDOC Poster or other Aboriginal posters
- Start your own hall of fame featuring Aboriginal role models
- Make your own Aboriginal trivia quiz
- Study a famous Aboriginal Australian
- Research the traditional Aboriginal owners of your area
- Invite local Aboriginal Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country
- Invite Aboriginal dancers to perform
- Host a community BBQ or luncheon
- Hold a flag raising ceremony
- Organise a smoking ceremony
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.
Did you know?
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, a committee responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
As we progress on our Reconciliation journey, click here to view our RAP and the performance of our RAP to date.