National NAIDOC Week Australia
At Bright & Duggan, we are proud to join the nation in celebrating NAIDOC Week, a time dedicated to honouring the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme, For Our Elders, reminds us of the richness and diversity of Indigenous cultures that shape our nation.
The Meaning of NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC, which stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, represents a significant celebration of the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This week-long observance serves as a platform to promote respect, recognition, and reconciliation. As we commemorate NAIDOC, let us embrace the spirit of respect, collaboration, and unity. Together, we can forge a path of healing, understanding, and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage that has shaped our nation.
History of NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC Week holds deep significance as we commemorate the rich history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The roots of this week-long celebration can be traced back to the 1920s when it was initially known as “Aborigines Day” and later evolved into “Aborigines Week.” In 1975, it transformed into NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week.
The history of NAIDOC Week reflects the resilience, strength, and ongoing struggle for recognition and equality. It is a time to acknowledge the survival and resistance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout colonization, the fight for land rights, and the pursuit of justice.
NAIDOC Week reminds us of the ancient and enduring connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this land, stretching back over 65,000 years. It highlights the diverse cultures, languages, and traditions that shape the fabric of our nation.
Access NAIDOC Week Resources
Five Fast Facts
This document, created by Reconciliation Australia, provides a concise overview of five fast facts about NAIDOC Week. The purpose of this document is to offer a brief and accessible resource that highlights key aspects of NAIDOC Week.
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Bright & Duggan Property Group
A Reconciliation Action Plan provides us with a framework to guide our actions and initiatives in fostering respectful relationships, promoting cultural understanding, and actively supporting Indigenous communities. It will serve as a roadmap for us to integrate reconciliation into all aspects of our business, including employment, procurement, community engagement, and cultural competency training.
We encourage each and every member of our team to actively participate and contribute to our reconciliation efforts. We believe that by fostering a workplace environment that values diversity and inclusion, we can collectively make a difference and create a more equitable future for all. Together, we can forge a path toward reconciliation and contribute to a better, more inclusive society. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Bright & Duggan’s vision of a more equitable future.
Bright & Duggan acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we meet, work, and live as employees, and we recognise their continuous connection to the land, water, and community. We pay our respects to Elders from the past, present, and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. As an organisation, we recognise the unique cultures, histories, and strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We understand that achieving true reconciliation requires collective efforts and a commitment to long-term change. Therefore, we are dedicated to working closely with Indigenous communities, organisations, and stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive RAP that aligns with our core values and business objectives.