Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018

6 July 2018

For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept culture strong and enriched the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

NAIDOC Week celebrations across Australia honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As an organisation with a strong focus on women and girls, we welcome this year’s theme “Because of her, we can!". We celebrate the leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates. We also celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who continue to influence and give to communities through their work as doctors, lawyers, teachers, electricians, community workers, chefs, nurses, architects, rangers, emergency and defence personnel, writers, volunteers, chief executive officers, actors, singer songwriters, journalists, entrepreneurs, parents, media personalities, board members, accountants, academics, sporting icons and Olympians. And more!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women fought, and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, rights to country, law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain culture, language, music and art. We salute you all.

At Good Shepherd we respect the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, acknowledge their stories and spiritualties, and honour their heritage.

We're celebrating NAIDOC Week in our local communities. We encourage everyone to look for a local event and join in! https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events #NAIDOC2018