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 a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The theme for 2021 is Heal Country, heal our nation.
Healing Country means hearing those pleas to provide greater management, involvement, and empowerment by Indigenous peoples over country. Healing Country means embracing First Nation’s cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage. It means that the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders are respected equally to the cultures and values of all Australians.
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 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. Read Stockland’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
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. View our Native Australian Recipes Collection.
Native Australian Recipe Collection
Colouring for Kids
The kids can release their inner artist and decorate the official NAIDOC Week 2021 poster. Download the poster now.
Sources and links
More information about NAIDOC week visit: http://www.naidoc.org.au
Logo usage: 2021 National NAIDOC logo. As authorised under http://www.naidoc.org.au
Celebrate at home with Native Australian recipe collection.