This week (4-11 July) is NAIDOC Week, a week for celebrating and recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week has been observed in its current form since 1975, and is an opportunity for YHA as an organisation to show our support for reconciliation, shed light on issues facingIndigenous Australians and highlight the achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members who form part of our amazing team.
The theme this year is 'Heal Country' - calling for greater protections for the lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage of Indigenous Australians from exploitation, desecration and destruction. YHA Australia, with its roots in learning about Australia's entire 60,000 year history through travel and lived experiences, as well as its passion for environmental preservation, stands steadfastly behind this cause, and we're encouraging all our staff and our wider community to be involved in spreading awareness this year.
There are a huge number of ways you can get involved. Below is just a few of them:
See the NAIDOC website for more ways you can get involved: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/plan-your-event