NAIDOC Week 2021 - Heal Country!

NAIDOC Week has officially commenced and over the next five days we’ll be celebrating the rich history, culture and achievements of Australia’s First Nations peoples (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders). 

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NAIDOC Week has officially commenced and over the next five days Communicare will be celebrating the rich history, culture and achievements of Australia’s First Nations peoples (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders). 

In 2021, the theme is ‘Heal Country!’, – a call for us all to continue to seek greater protections of our lands from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

To understand the importance of ‘Heal Country!’, we must first recognise the connection to Country for our First Nations peoples. Country is more than a geographical place and is deep-rooted to our identity. Country encompasses the spiritual, physical, social and cultural connection people have with their land and waterways, and extends to flora, fauna and everything in between.

As identified in our Innovate RAP, Communicare is committed to closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and non-indigenous Australians and continues to advocate on behalf of their inclusivity within our communities.

This year, we encourage you to keep a lookout on our website and social media platforms as we unpack traditional practices, sacred sites and historic ways of living that are common amongst our First Nations peoples within the states Communicare and White Ribbon Australia operates in – Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

The next time you think about the topics covered in this series, consider how it has developed our First Nations peoples’ relationship to land and how we can all play a role in caring for and preserving Australia’s natural environment. When we heal country, we can heal our nation.

Find out what #HealCountry means some of our First Nations peoples here and what NAIDOC Week events are taking place near you here.

We pay our respects to the traditional owners and custodians of the country we live on. We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations peoples, past, present and emerging, as the original natural resources owners of this land.

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