NAIDOC week is fast approaching. Held in the first full week of July, activities are aimed at celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and the time is seen as an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. The origins of NAIDOC week can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
- This year we will hold two simultaneous events in Muswellbrook at Simpson park so join us on Monday 3rd July as we celebrate by holding a:
- Flag Raising ceremony: Monday 3rd July at Simpson Park 10 am – 2.30pm. Lunch will be provided
- Community health outreach day: Monday 3rd July at Simpson Park 10 am – 2.30pm.