We celebrated NAIDOC Week, Heal Country! from 4-11 July 2021 a little differently with online activities to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
NAIDOC Week activities in 2021
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 stay at home order from the NSW Government, these alternative activities helped us continue to explore and celebrate:
And, took a moment to watch
Video: Welcome to Country video performed by Elder Aunty Glenda Chalker to acknowledge the First People of Australia
Welcome to Country from Campbelltown City Council on Vimeo.
Video: Campbelltown local, Hamani Tanginoa, a proud Wiradjuri, Gooreng Gooreng and Tongan man, presented the children's song, 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes', in Dharawal and English
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Dharawal and English by Hamani Tanginoa from Campbelltown City Council on Vimeo.
Video: Aunty Susan Grant took us through her process as she created an artwork inspired by this year's theme Heal Country! called "Balance of Nature"
Aunty Susan Grant on "Balance of Nature" from Campbelltown City Council on Vimeo.
About NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and recognise the contributions our Indigenous Australians make to our country and our communities across the Nation.
In 2021 the theme was Heal Country! A call out for everyone to collectively seek greater protections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands, waters, sacred places and cultural heritage. To consider better ways to prevent exploitation, desecration and destruction of Country. Country is essential to Aboriginal identity, linking every facet of spiritual, physical, emotional, social and cultural life.
The theme supports substantial and committed structural reform done together as a nation and resetting the relationship Australia has with our First Nations peoples - the oldest continuing culture in the world.
Heal Country, heal our nations.