NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s NAIDOC theme was ‘Voice Treaty Truth – Lets work together for a shared future’, which was celebrated by Flinders NT staff and students at several locations around the Territory.
Casuarina Campus in Darwin hosted a special presentation by Mr Don Christophersen about the history of NAIDOC. Mr Christophersen is a local Darwin man with family connections through North Western Arnhem Land and Kakadu, and who has worked with various government agencies and private enterprise throughout the NT over the last 40 years. The day was celebrated with a BBQ luncheon for staff, students and guests and with a wonderful group of local singers.
Staff and students in Katherine joined in the march which was well attended. Flinders NT Medical Program students Tayler Cosentino and James Greenhalgh carried the Flinders NAIDOC banner.
Nhulunbuy staff and students (pictured above) enjoyed lunch and yarns on the mats and joined in the Bunggul dancing.
Staff in Alice Springs joined in the NAIDOC march and had an information stall at the Community Event on the Council Lawns.