Jun
28

NAIDOC Week 2018

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. NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.

Indigenous inspired recipes with Mark Olive
Stockland is pleased to present Indigenous inspired recipes by Mark Olive, combining traditional Indigenous cuisine with modern day flavours. Click through to find out how to create Abalone-salad-with-lemon-aspen, Lemon Myrtle Shortbread, Marron-with-chilli-butter or Pan seared duck and mushroom risotto.

Mark Olive is one of Australia’s most celebrated and renowned Indigenous chefs. Mark has a passion for fusing native food and culture with modern lifestyle and has been cooking for more than 30 years.

Stockland Mark Olive banner

NAIDOC Art

Stockland is thrilled to share an authentic indigenous colouring sheet created by Mel Johnson, proud Indigenous woman of the Quandamooka - Nunukul tribe of the Moreton Bay in South-eastern Queensland and a Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre employee. Get kids involved in NAIDOC Week by combining the enjoyment of colouring with the rich culture and history of Australia.


This artwork has been designed with the meaning 'Because of her, we can'.  The symbols in the middle of the hand represent family, on the right hand side represent friends and the symbols on the left hand side represent community. Find out more by downloading your copy here.

Indigenous Art

Stockland’s Reconciliation Action Plan 
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 and customers 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 share the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan which can be viewed here.

Stockland RAP
 
For more information about NAIDOC Week, please see links below.

Sources and links
• More information about NAIDOC week visit:  http://www.naidoc.org.au  
• Indigenous inspired recipes with Mark Olive: https://www.stockland.com.au/shopping-centres/everyday-ideas/recipe/indigenous-inspired-recipes-with-mark-olive 
• Stockland Reconciliation Action Pan 2017 visit: http://bit.ly/2tenoR3 






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