This year’s NAIDOC Week will be an opportunity for Riverina and Central West residents to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, according to Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack.
The Federal Government has opened a new round of NAIDOC grants with $1.4 million available to go towards hosting events and other activities during NAIDOC Week from 8-15 November.
“The Riverina and Central West has celebrated NAIDOC Week in past years with wonderful events supported by the Government, including a NAIDOC Fair organised by Cowra High School, a WAWI Festival in Wagga Wagga, workshops and activities at Coolamon and the presentation of stories to preschool children at Peak Hill,” Michael said.
This year’s theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, is an opportunity for all Australians to engage with Indigenous culture, gain a greater understanding of our nation’s shared history and celebrate the unique place Indigenous peoples have in our society.
Information on the 2020 NAIDOC local grants round is available on the National Indigenous Australians Agency website, www.niaa.gov.au/naidoc, with applications closing Monday, 17 August at 7pm.