Nov 3, 2020

NAIDOC Week 2020 is just around the corner, running from 8 to 15 November and the Batemans Bay High School, Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council, Broulee Early Learning Centre, All Sustainable Futures Incorporated Jay Street, CBK Constructions, The Council of the Municipality of Kiaman and the Trustees For The Wollongong Diocese Catholic School System have been provided with $500, $1,000, $500, $3,300, $1,000, $2,000 and $500 respectively to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and Australia’s rich history and culture.

The grants for Gilmore are part of the Morrison Government’s $1.4 million program to support local organisations to celebrate the week.

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan invites everyone to get involved, learn more about local Indigenous cultures, and share in the traditions that make Australia unique.

“NAIDOC Week is always a special event on the community calendar” Senator Molan said.

At the Broulee Early Learning Centre, Local Elder and Knowledge holder Patricia Ellis will attend the Preschool and Prep Room sharing local Yuin Dreamtime Stories, Symbolic Art and Yarning Circle Always was Always will be modelled  through oral stories and Learning Through Play.

This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, highlights Australia’s ancient history and celebrates the traditions and cultures that endure today.

Senator Molan said “We are privileged to have one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures and through NAIDOC events we can share in this proud history and contemplate our future.”

You can find information about NAIDOC Week 2020 at www.naidoc.org.au

All of the events funded as part of the NAIDOC local grants program are required to have COVID-19 plans in place. It is important that anyone attending an event observes these plans and local restrictions to ensure everyone stays safe.