NAIDOC week began on Sunday, 3 July to Sunday, 10 July.
This year’s theme – Get up! Stand up! Show up! – encouraged all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Over the week there were many community events in Casino and Tweed, and each event brought together Australians from all walks of life.
To kick off the celebrations, our Momentum team and hundreds of local community members attended the Naidoc Celebration Walk on Monday, 4 July and walked through the main street of Casino.
Following the march everyone joined the family fun day at Colley Park and enjoyed the entertainment, activities, and information stalls.
The week continued on a vibrant note in Tweed as Momentum Collective was fortunate to hold a stall at the NAIDOC Sports and Health Expo on Wednesday, 6 July at the Tweed Civic & Cultural Centre.
It was a wonderful opportunity for our local community to mingle, have health checks, access different providers with their stalls and participate in fun sports activities. We don’t know who had more fun – the kid or adults!
To end this energising week, there was the march on Friday, 8 July bringing together over 600 people walking from Tweed Heads Civic Centre and Coolangatta Reserve to Jack Evans Boat Harbour. The community spirit was running high as everyone marched in unison to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
A big thank you to the NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week for all their hard work in bringing to life a week of memorable events to engage all aspects of the community.