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Heal Country! calls us all to connect, respect and redress

It’s NAIDOC week and the theme Heal Country! calls for all of us to continue to “seek greater protections for our lands, our waters,...

House names changed to honour Indigenous heritage

Leading First Nations artists, Tony Albert, Blak Douglas, Thea Perkins and Nicole Monks worked with Bourke St Public School (BSPS), parents, and Elder Uncle Jimmy Smith, to create new Aboriginal school house names and symbols unveiled during NAIDOC week in November.

Aboriginal affordable housing a crucial priority

The place we call Redfern and Waterloo has been home to Aboriginal people for 60,000 years. It has offered belonging, safety and inclusion for...

New national day?

Despite a growing consensus pointing out the painful associations of January 26, endured by First Peoples as a date commemorating invasion, destruction of land...

Because of her, we can

Friday July 13 saw a lively NAIDOC Week celebration at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern.

Drug action team hosts NAIDOC celebration

Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre and Surry Hills Community Drug Action Team hosted a NAIDOC afternoon celebration.

Children joined by elders and families at Wunanbiri

This year at Wunanbiri Preschool, with the NAIDOC theme “Because of her, we can”, we celebrated all the wonderful and important women in our children’s lives.

SES hosts local Indigenous leaders

Representatives from NSW State Emergency Service celebrated NAIDOC Week on July 4 at the NSW SES City of Sydney Unit.

Local schools celebrate NAIDOC

Bourke Street Public School and Poets Corner Preschool shared news and photos of their activities.

Deadly action at Darlo

A school-wide assembly featured songs sung in Aboriginal language in order to celebrate this year’s theme – Our Languages Matter.

USS Blue Ridge entertains for NAIDOC week

To celebrate NAIDOC week, the students at the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) received a helping hand from British India Trading Co. Head Chef, Matt Taylor.

NAIDOC Day in Redfern

REDFERN: “We’re lucky that every week at the NCIE feels like NAIDOC Week!” said April Long, Programs Manager at the NCIE (National Centre of Indigenous Excellence). Ms Long was especially excited about hosting the 2014 Inner-City NAIDOC Family & Sports Day on Friday July 11.

Towards sovereignty

NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in all their rich diversity and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians – individuals and organisations – make to our country and society.

Volunteers’ News

With the Winter Solstice heralding the halfway mark for winter behind us, it’s time to look forward to what’s in store for the rest of the colder months. First off for July are the winter School Holidays from July 1-12. Trawling around various websites there seems to be plenty for children to do in that time.

Soulful, coastal – Artist Profile: Marcus Corowa

Regular readers will know that Sydney-based singer-songwriter and composer, Marcus Corowa, was the special guest performer at the SSH Harbour Cruise and Picnic on May 18. Corowa’s soulful set was the perfect complement to a warm, breezy day on the water.