NAIDOC Week at Glad Group

2nd July to 9thJuly marks NAIDOC Week. The week is a significant event in the Australian calendar and provides an opportunity for all Australians to learn about and engage with the rich and diverse cultures of First Nations peoples. It is an annual celebration in Australia that stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC). It is a week-long observance held each year to honour and celebrate the culture, history, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s NAIDOC week theme is “For Our Elders”, in the spirit to recognise their important role across generations to guide and pave the path for the younger generation. During NAIDOC Week, Glad Group will partake in activities to show our support for, and we invite you to stay tuned.

How Glad Group is acknowledging NAIDOC Week this year

At Glad Group, we are proud to share our knowledge, achievements, and initiatives for Reconciliation. To showcase our journey, we have created a dedicated page on CENTRAL, our intranet, featuring our Reconciliation Action Plan, the Aboriginal artworks displayed in each of our offices and access to various training modules to educate our people about the First Nations communities. Information about the differences between Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of country, link to the map of Indigenous Australia, news from our RAP Working Group and faces of famous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander personalities can be accessed on the page for all our employees to learn more about Reconciliation.

 

Who designed the 2023 National NAIDOC Week Poster

The 2023 National NAIDOC Week Poster incorporating the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag (licensed by the Torres Strait Island Council) was designed by Bobbi Lockyer, a proud Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul andYawuru artist, born and based on Kariyarra Country in Port Hedland. She shared her motivation behind her poster by saying, “Where there is knowledge there are our Elders. Our Elders paved the pathways for us, taught us our knowledge, our history, they passed down their art, stories and wisdom. Our Elders are the foundation of our communities and role models for our children. With this poster I wanted to showcase how important our Elders are in passing down traditions and culture to our children and future.”

 

Read our Reconciliation Action Plan, click on the cover below:

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