Have a look at our gallery of NAIDOC celebrations over the years.
Last week, Member for Murray Austin Evans announced a $500 allocation to Griffith City Council to help with National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations – one of over 120 grants awarded.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said she was “very much looking forward to all the celebrations across the state.”
“I am particularly excited for this year’s theme, ‘Because of her, we can!’, she said.
The theme will celebrate the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made.
“The NSW Government is proud to support the recognition and celebration of Aboriginal women under the NAIDOC Week theme for 2018 and we are committed to continually recognise the contribution and achievements of Aboriginal communities right across the state.”
The Area News spoke with Mr Evans about the recent allocation of funds.
“It’s something to support the councils who can work with the local aboriginal communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week and recognise the contribution that they make to our society,” he said.
Mr Evans said that the NAIDOC Week celebrations are “an important opportunity to acknowledge and honour the tremendous achievement of Aboriginal people here in our region and all across the state.”
He said he was looking forward to the cultural events, bush tucker, crafts, and cultural dances.
“Last year, we had a group that came and brought some bush tucker and did some artwork.”
NAIDOC Week runs from July 8 to 15.
For more information about NAIDOC Week, please visit their website.