Funding Boost For NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Funding Boost For NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Local Aboriginal community groups have received $4,000 in grants from the NSW Government to help fund NAIDOC Week activities, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams announced today.

“NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievements of local Aboriginal people as well as those right across the country.

NAIDOC, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, will run from 2 – 9 July with the theme is ‘Our Languages, Our Way’.

  • St Joseph’s Regional College received $500 to conduct a Sorry Day Indig Art Workshop
  • Port Macquarie Community Preschool was funded $500 for a program honouring the local Aboriginal language
  • St Peter The Fisherman Camden Haven St Joseph’s Primary School will receive $3,000 to create seven Totems of Birpai Nation with Language

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said 116 grants totalling $200,000 is invested in local Aboriginal communities right across NSW for this week of celebration.

“The NSW Government recognises the rich and diverse history of Australia’s first people and these grants assist in showcasing our Aboriginal heritage and identity,” Mrs Mitchell said.

For more information on NAIDOC Week 2017 celebrations visit www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au 

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