While this year’s NAIDOC week has been postponed until 8-15 November due to COVID-19, the First Nations Partnerships and Reconciliation Unit will still be hosting a number of DEW online events next week that you can participate in.
This year’s NAIDOC week has the theme, Always Was, Always Will Be – recognising that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
First Nations Partnerships and Reconciliation Acting Aboriginal Workforce and Reconciliation Coordinator Charlene Crothers said Aboriginal history, culture and achievements were recognised and celebrated all year round through training and events run by DEW.
She says each training session is designed to create an understanding of why reconciliation and partnering with First Nations is important in the work we do in DEW and across Landscapes SA and encouraged you to register.
The Understanding Racism Training session will be held on 8 July from 9.30am to 1pm in Microsoft Teams.
The Understanding Privileging Training session will be held on 10 July from 9.30am to 1pm in Microsoft Teams.
Staff can book into each of the training sessions via the corporate calendar (internal access only).
*The 2020 National NAIDOC Poster, Shape of Land, was designed by Tyrown Waigana, a Noongar and Saibai Islander man. Tyrown’s artwork tells the story of how the Rainbow Serpent came out of the Dreamtime to create this land. It 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, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land