Funding boost for NAIDOC celebrations in the Coffs Harbour electorate
Local Aboriginal community groupshave received grants from the NSW Government to help fund NAIDOC Week activities, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser announced today.
“NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievements of Aboriginal people here in the Coffs Harbour electorate and right across the country,” Mr Fraser said.
NAIDOC, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, will run from 2 – 9 July with the theme is ‘Our Languages, Our Way’.
“The Deadly Sista Girlz Aboriginal Corporation and Mary Help of Christians Primary School have both received grants to help run events during NAIDOC Week,” Mr Fraser added.
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