NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week is a time to reflect and celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, recognising them as the ongoing Custodians of the land.

Day 1 - Opening

Acknowledgement of Country Opening Address from former Secretary Mark Scott. Aboriginal students run a Question and Answers session with Mark Scott, Cindy Berwick, President of the NSW AECG; Martin Graham, Deputy Secretary; Michelle Hall, Executive Director, Connected Communities and Karen Jones, Executive Director, Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnerships;.

Day 2 - Embedding Cultural Practice in Schools

Showcasing how NSW public schools are embedding Aboriginal cultural practices. Special thanks to; Windale Public School Preschool, Terrigal Public School, Wilcannia Central School and Murrumbidgee Regional High School for participating.

Day 3 - Interview with Benson Sulo

Benson Igua Saulo, in-coming Consul-General to the US, based in Houston (2021) is interviewed by students from his former high schools - Tamworth High School and Peel High School.

Day 4 - Language Lesson

Uncle Michael Jarrett delivers a Gumbaynggirr language lesson

Closing - Uncle Archie Roach sings virtually with NSW public school students

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Uncle Archie Roach sings ‘Took the Children Away’ and ‘Children came Back’ with: Woronora River Public School, Prestons Public School, Northern Beaches Secondary School,Leichhardt Public School and Evans High School.


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