NAIDOC Week is a little different this year, with the celebrations shifted from July to November due to COVID-19, but the message remains the same.
This year we acknowledge the theme of Always Was, Always Will Be. which recognises that that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. To find out more about this year’s theme, please visit the NAIDOC website.
To celebrate and participate in NAIDOC Week the following opportunities and events are available:
Our words our stories series by Logan City Council
Short online stories by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who live, work and perform in the City of Logan.
Nana Magic, her bush fairy Izzy and their friend Tilley present a story about connecting to Country and sustainability. The show teaches children about our ancestors, snake and bush safety as well as the importance of sustainability.
Traditional Torres Strait Island Cooking Session
Cecelia and Althea join us from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait to share a cooking experience making SabeeSabeeDomboy. Check out the recipe card to find out what ingredients you need to need for this experience.
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) provides a way for organisations to support strong relationships and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
At Logan City Council, we recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples. We work to support reconciliation and close the gap.
Our first Reconciliation Action Plan
Our first RAP ran from 2015–2017. It gave us 39 actions and 70 deliverables. Of these, 65 deliverables have been completed and/or incorporated into our ongoing business. The remaining 5 deliverables have been carried over into our second RAP.
Our second Reconciliation Action Plan
Our second RAP extends to December 2020 and involves all areas of the organisation.
This RAP is helping us to support and sustain reconciliation across the City of Logan. Through our RAP, we also aim to lead and encourage other local organisations and businesses to start their own reconciliation journey.