NAIDOC Week runs in 2021 from Sunday 4-11 July. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ – the acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
It’s a great opportunity to celebrate of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme this year is Heal Country, a call for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage.
This Thursday 8 July, we’ve invited our team members to a webinar with CMG Indigenous Strategy Consultant Kyra Galante, who’ll introduces us to the importance of NAIDOC Week and its symbolic meaning. Kyra will be joined by Indigenous entrepreneur Amanda Healy, CEO and founder of fashion brand Kirrikin Australia and engineering firm Warrikal to explore her journey to success and what this year’s them of ‘Heal Country’ means to her.
Peter Acheson, CEO of Aurion parent company, the Chandler Macleod Group, said in an email to all staff: “I am committed to leading Chandler Macleod to better support improved employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. As part of my commitment to reconciliation, I have made a personal pledge to ‘listen, learn and lead’.”
We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging, whose land we stand upon today.