Sunday 4 July sees the start of #NAIDOC Week. 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 National NAIDOC 2021 theme – ‘Heal Country, heal our nation’ – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
It 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.
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. While many events in Sydney and surrounding regions have been postponed because of health orders you can learn more about NAIDOC Week and upcoming local events by visiting https://www.naidoc.org.au/#naidocweek2021#healcountry