It's NAIDOC week 2019!

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It's NAIDOC week 2019!

Celebrating NAIDOC week 2019!

 

This week, the 7th-14th of July 2019 we are celebrating NAIDOC week. NAIDOC Week is all about celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, histories and achievements. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee, the committee were the people who first started this week and now share it's name. If you'd like to learn more about it, check out this website here for some great information and resources. The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is: 

2019 NAIDOC poster- Charmaine Mumbulla ‘Awaken’

 

This NAIDOC week, ReachOut Australia partnered with Indigenous Internship Program Career Trackers to host a Facebook Live event to discuss what this year's theme of "Voice. Treaty. Truth" means to three young Aboriginal leaders, and why it is important to young people. EY, as partners of both ReachOut and Career Trackers, are generously supporting this event.

 

You can watch the Facebook Live event here: https://www.facebook.com/ReachOutAUS/videos/480163002757631/

 

 

Our amazing panelists include:

  • Bianca Hunt: Indigenous Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator at SBS, 2018 Co-CEO at AIME, and a Career Trackers Alumni. Bianca has a passion to work with and bring as many young First Nations voices to the world stage.
  • Angel Armstrong: fourth year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) student and CareerTrackers Intern at ReachOut. Angel has her sights set on empowering young people by using her Psychology degree to work in juvenile correctional services.
  • Ganur MaynardApprentice of the Year - 2019 NAIDOC Awards, Worimi Aboriginal Land Council member and CareerTrackers intern. Ganur intends to use his professional law career to protect native title and work in property and litigation.

We then continued the conversation across to our Youth Forums here!

 

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We would love to hear how you are celebrating NAIDOC this week! What does this year's theme Voice. Treaty. Truth mean to you?

 

To find NAIDOC week events near you, here is a calendar on the NAIDOC website. For further reading, visit Career Trackers, The Uluru Statement of the Heart, and ReachOut's NAIDOC week article 2019!

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here