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The Workforce Council Celebrates NAIDOC Week

At the Workforce Council, we are celebrating NAIDOC Week in our office on Turrbal and Jagera country.

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and acknowledge the valuable contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to our country and society.

This year’s NAIDOC theme is Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. Songlines, also known as dreaming tracks, tell the story of land and language. These Songlines record the journeys of ancestral spirits as they created the land, lores and animals. Songlines have been passed down for thousands of years through traditional stories, dance, song and art and carry cultural and spiritual connection to knowledge and customs of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

At the Workforce Council, we have continued our commitment to celebrate and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and achievements and build connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.

Over the years, we have supported many health and community services to implement and embed cultural inclusion strategies and initiatives in their organisation and to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of living culture, community and history of Australia’s first nation people through our Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi program and Deadly Cards resource.

We look forward to continuing to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and delivering cultural awareness and inclusion strategies to the health and community services industry into the future.

Click here for more information on our Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi program and Deadly Cards resource.

 

The Workforce Council acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and recognises these unique cultures as part of the cultural heritage of all Australians. We pay our respect to the Elders of this land; past, present and future.