Over NAIDOC Week 2017, 2-9 July, our staff members took to the SNAICC Facebook page to share their reflections on what NAIDOC Week means to them.
Senior Training Officer
To me, NAIDOC Week means courage, strength and moving forward as one.”
As a proud Yaggera woman, NAIDOC is a fantastic week to come together and showcase our culture, and for non-Indigenous Australians to join us in a safe and non-confrontational way to learn about Aboriginal services and your local community and culture.”
Training and Resources Officer
NAIDOC week is a time to come together as a community and celebrate our resilience, our families and our strengths as First Nations people. NAIDOC week is a chance to reflect upon and connect with culture.
“Our languages matter as they ensure the passing on of culture.
“To me, NAIDOC week carries with it a sense of belonging, of shared history, shared struggles and shared triumphs.”
Djungan and Kamilaroi nations
We are living, walking and talking proof that Indigenous cultures can survive and thrive today.
“We have so much to be proud of as one mob. #NAIDOC Week changes every year for me. As I get older, I realise how important it is to dig deeper into our culture and learn from our elders and families. The best thing that I love about NAIDOC, is witnessing the rise of the next generation of strong black people. Always was, always will be.”
Training Projects Coordinator
NAIDOC week to me and my family means a time to celebrate our language, our culture, our heritage and connecting with everyone.
“I feel very proud and honoured to be marching this year with our children, our families, our friends and the community in Melbourne.
“I am so grateful for this time, love being out and about with everyone. Happy NAIDOC!”