We’re celebrating NAIDOC Week this week which is celebrated from 3 to 10 July.

This year’s theme is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’.

It encourages all of us to champion change and to educate ourselves about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and culture, while celebrating those who have driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.

NAIDOC Week is an excellent opportunity for all Australians to participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on Earth.

One way to start is to research what lands you live on and work on. By doing this, you can start reading up about those lands and the people that cared for those lands.

There are lots of ways you can show your support today and every day.

Being NAIDOC Week, it’s a great opportunity for the Union to reaffirm our commitment and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture through developing a reconciliation plan.

Note that management committees of both the MSAV and HSU 4 Branch in their June 2021 meetings very proudly adopted resolutions of support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and support for an indigenous voice to our national Parliament to be adopted as a constitutional reform.

If members who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are interested, please contact us so that we can develop our reconciliation plan together. In the first instance please let Alex know you’re interested at alexs[at]msav.org.au

Members can learn more about NAIDOC Week and how to show your support at: https://www.naidoc.org.au/

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