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Funding boost for NAIDOC celebrations in Barwon

Local Aboriginal community groups have received grants from the NSW Government to help fund NAIDOC Week activities, local member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries is pleased to announce.

“NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievements of Aboriginal people here in Barwon and right across the country,” Mr Humphries said.

NAIDOC, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, will run from 2 – 9 July with the theme is ‘Our Languages, Our Way’.

  • Baradine Local Aboriginal Land Council - Baradine LALC NAIDOC Cultural & Sporting Celebrations
  • Bourke & District Children's Services – Children Have a Strong Sense of Identity
  • Brewarrina Shire Council - Our Culture Our Language
  • Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council - NAIDOC Community Events
  • Coonamble Local Aboriginal Land Council - Coonamble Community Fun Day
  • Gilgandra Shire Council - NAIDOC at Hunter Park & Elders Day at Jack Towney Hostel
  • Narrabri & District Community Aid Service Incorporated - NAIDOC Community Events
  • Nyngan Local Aboriginal Land Council - NAIDOC Community Events
  • Trustee Of The Roman Catholic Church For The Diocese Of Bathurst As Tre Fo - Safe T NAIDOC 2017: Dance, community connections, education and language In Coonabarabran
  • Trustee Of The Roman Catholic Church For The Diocese Of Bathurst As Tre Fo - Safe T NAIDOC 2017: Dance, Community connections, education and language in Baradine
  • Trustee Of The Roman Catholic Church For The Diocese Of Bathurst As Tre Fo - Safe T NAIDOC: Dance, community connections, education and language in Gilgandra
  • Trustees Of The Roman Catholic As Trustee For St Brigid's Primary School Coonamble - Our Languages Matter
  • Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Ltd - Learning Through Language
  • Western Plains Regional Development Inc. - Youth Deadly Awards

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said 116 grants totalling $200,000 is invested in local Aboriginal communities’ right across NSW for this week of celebration.

“The NSW Government recognises the rich and diverse history of Australia’s first people and these grants assist in showcasing our Aboriginal heritage and identity,” Mrs Mitchell said. 

For more information on NADIOC Week 2017 celebrations visit www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au

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