‘I would like to begin by acknowledging the people of the Bundjalung Nation and the local Widjabul Wia-bal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather today.
In the spirit of reconciliation, North Coast Community College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.’
This week is NAIDOC Week 2022 and runs from July 3 until July 10. It is a time to honor and celebrate our First Nations culture and to bring our communities together as one.
On Monday July 3, our team participated in the annual NAIDOC Week celebration walk in Ballina which is an important time for us as a community college and local community members to join together and reflect, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
It also gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders both past and present.
This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! which encourages all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.
So, get out there, show your support and get involved with some of the local events within our community.
If you aren’t aware of what’s going on in the community, we have outlined some local events within the Northern Rivers and Maclean area below with some useful links for more information.
Thursday July 7
DEADLY LAWN BOWLS | BALLINA
Location: Cherry Street Bowling Club
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Friday July 8
Tweed NAIDOC Week Dinner Dance | TWEED HEADS
Location: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club
Time: 6:15pm to 11:55pm
To find more about more events during NAIDOC week in our local area you can find a couple of event links below: