NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Positive Choices is currently running an exciting story-telling competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students aged 12-14 years. They are collecting positive stories from Aboriginal youth around the country about life in their community.
At Woollahra Council we also promote and celebrate other Indigenous events held throughout the year.
For further information on National NAIDOC Week, please visit the NAIDOC website.
On Sunday 9 July, Woollahra Council celebrated NAIDOC Week 2017 with a native planting workshop, Seeds of Reconciliation. This event was held at the Rose Bay Community Garden and featured an informative presentation by bush tucker expert Terry Lennis who made it a very hands on experience. After introducing participants to several varieties of local plants and their uses, everyone get their hands dirty planting several native plants including a young lemon myrtle tree.
The afternoon was well attended with 55 community members present including Councillor Matthew Robertson who moved a Suspension of Standing Orders at the Council Meeting of Monday 10 July 2017 to recognise the great success of this year's event and expressed his thanks for the buzzing enthusiasm experienced by all.
Woollahra Council looks forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week in the first week of July 2018.