Yesterday marked the first day of NAIDOC Week, the annual celebration of the achievements, culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is “Voice. Treaty. Truth” - three key elements of the Uluru Statement from the Heart - focusing on delivering First Nation Australians desire for “an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy”. Events and activities are happening across the country.
Our offices are located on the lands of the Eora, Awabakal, Bundjalung and Ngunnawal people, the original inhabitants of these regions. We acknowledge these lands were stolen, never ceded. We pay our respects to their elders both past, present and emerging.
The Union supports the aims of the ‘Closing the Gap’ reports in their desire to provide a brighter future for Indigenous children, and welcome the Statement’s public and solemn invitation “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”