North Richmond Community Health celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for NAIDOC Week 2020.
This year’s NAIDOC theme, ‘Always Was Always Will Be’, seeks to get teachers, students and community to explore and learn about, and appreciate the wealth and breadth of Indigenous Nations, languages and knowledge of this continent. Sadly, we can’t gather in person to celebrate the week with our community but we will share knowledge, art and online events from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout the week on Facebook and Instagram.
We continue to expand and improve our services and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples beyond NAIDOC week. We are dedicated to:
- employing more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- developing more health and wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- improving consumer consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
If you would like to learn more about NAIDOC week, please visit the official website here.
The official NAIDOC 2020 poster
The iconic NAIDOC poster has been celebrating and promoting NAIDOC Week since the late 1960s and rose to national prominence in the 1970s with the establishment of the Indigenous rights movement. This year’s poster ‘Shape of Land’ was created by Perth based artist Tyrown Waigana.
About this year’s NAIDOC poster artwork: “The Rainbow Serpent is represented by the snake and it forms the shape of Australia, which symbolises how it created our lands. The colour from the Rainbow Serpent is reflected on to the figure to display our connection to the Rainbow Serpent, thus our connection to country. The overlapping colours on the outside is the Dreamtime.”
“The figure inside the shape of Australia is a representation of Indigenous Australians showing that this country – since the dawn of time – always was, and always will be Aboriginal land,”
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, the owners of the land on which we work. We respect the land in honour of the Wurundjeri Ancestors, who have owned this land for many thousands of years. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Ancestors, Elders and people past and present. We also acknowledge the impact of colonisation on all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.