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 a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Stockland is proud to launch their 2017 Innovate RAP this NAIDOC week.
At Stockland we believe that we have both the opportunity and the responsibility to create the right balance of social, environmental and economic conditions for our communities, customers and investors now and in the future. As such, we have a responsibility to ensure we embrace the varied and rich cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
In line with our company’s vision and sustainability strategy, our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) aims to make a valuable contribution to our communities and our country by helping to shape thriving communities that value, respect and celebrate Australia’s First Peoples. Our focus on initiatives and programs in the areas of wellbeing, education and community connection will allow us to create a deeper understanding and better embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ heritage and their role as the original custodians of Australia. Stockland is pleased to officially launch the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
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Our Languages Matter
This year, the 2017 National theme for NAIDOC Week is ‘Our Languages Matter’. This year’s theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.
Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds.
Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk of being lost as Elders pass on.
Celebrate NAIDOC Week at home
This NAIDOC Week we have worked with Indigiearth to bring you a collection of indigenous recipes with a modern twist. Celebrate NAIDOC week at home by learning more about ingredients native to Australia.Learn all about cooking in paperbark, with kangaroo, and wattleseed