Soft soil between our toes and jagged rocks underfoot. Are they fossil fuel deposits ripe for exploitation or sacred Dreaming sites?
The NAIDOC Theme for 2019 is: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future
As part of NAIDOC celebrations this year, the Office of the PVC Indigenous has engaged lighting companies to light up University Mall from Anzac Parade to the Scientia Building, including Nura Gili at the Electrical Engineering building. The aim of the celebrations is to highlight the commitments outlined in the UNSW Indigenous Strategy which is to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students on campus. By organising events that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, culture, music and others, it is hoped the UNSW community will have a better understanding of the First Peoples’ of this country and that the Kensington Campus is located on the lands of the Bedegal peoples.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is an opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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