26 September 2023

State lights up for NAIDOC celebrations

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The Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships is inviting Queenslanders to celebrate the histories, cultures, and achievements of Indigenous peoples as part of this NAIDOC Week 2023.

In a statement, the Department said this year’s NAIDOC theme, For Our Elders, urged people to reflect on the wisdom and teachings of Elders within their communities, while celebrating the oldest living cultures in the world.

“As part of Queensland celebrations, local landmarks, prominent buildings and public spaces are being lit up in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags until 9 July,” the Department said.

“Events across Queensland, including 79 supported with grants from the State Government, will coincide with other NAIDOC Week 2023 activities happening around Australia.

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Leeanne Enoch said NAIDOC Week was a special time of the year when all Queenslanders could come together to celebrate the unique histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and cultures represent thousands of generations of stories, connections and caring for country, and it is an honour to celebrate the remarkable strength of the oldest living cultures in the world,” Ms Enoch said.

“As we move forward together on the Path to Treaty, the Government is firmly committed to reframing the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Queenslanders to build a prosperous, equitable future for all.”

For more information about NAIDOC Week events in many areas, visit this PS News link.

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