NAIDOC Week 2021 has kicked off and organisations in Gilmore have been provided a total of $7,611 to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and Australia’s rich history and culture.
Funding will go to Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council, St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra Youth Services Incorporated, Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre Aboriginal Corporation, Shoalhaven Community Pre School Incorporated, Broulee Early Learning Centre Pty Ltd, and Batemans Bay High School, as part of the Morrison Government’s $1.4 million program to support local organisations to celebrate NAIDOC 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 a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“These events gives us a chance to get involved with NAIDOC and recognise and honour the contributions and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander friends,” Senator Molan said.
Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, explained that each year, the NAIDOC Week theme draws our attention to an important issue for everyone to consider.
“This year’s theme, Heal Country!, is a call to action to protect and preserve land, water, culture and more – for the benefit of all Australians.”
You can find out more about NAIDOC Week 2021 and the events running 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.
Details of the NAIDOC Week Grants recipients in Gilmore are listed below:
|Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council||NAIDOC Movie Night and Disco||Bombaderry||$2,000|
|St John the Evangelist Catholic High School||NAIDOC 2021||Nowra||$500|
|Nowra Youth Services Incorporated||Nowra Youth Centre’s – NAIDOC Bush Tucker Afternoon Tea – 2021||Nowra||$607|
|Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre Aboriginal Corporation||Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day 2021||South Nowra||$2,000|
|Shoalhaven Community Pre School Incorporated
|NAIDOC WEEK -Yulunga Games||Nowra||$500|
|Broulee Early Learning Centre Pty Ltd||BROULEE NAIDOC Week 2021||Broulee||$1,004|
|Batemans Bay High School||Batemans Bay High School NAIDOC Week Celebration||Batehaven||$1,000|