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Buloke Celebrates NAIDOC Week

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Buloke Celebrates NAIDOC Week 

Publish Date: 3 July 2022

Buloke Shire Council would like to acknowledge the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people and the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of parts of the land now known as Buloke.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and we value their ongoing contribution to our heritage and our communities.

NAIDOC Week will be celebrated from 3-10 July this year, presenting an opportunity for all Australians to participate and learn about First Nations’ cultures and history - the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

This year’s theme: ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ focuses on supporting and securing institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms.

“It is about making a meaningful commitment to listening and learning about First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of our national heritage, in the spirit of healing, for there to be respect, empathy and trust - for all,” said Mayor Cr Daryl Warren.

“We are calling on all Buloke residents to ‘get up, stand up and show up’ to NAIDOC Week national celebrations, recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

Buloke Shire Council will be celebrating NAIDOC by promoting indigenous authors and stories available through our Library Service. The Torres Strait Islander Flag will be proudly flying alongside the Aboriginal and Australian flags throughout the week.

Council is working with our southern Traditional Owners, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation through their commercial arm, Djandak, to deliver a Walk On-Country Community Event later in the year. Community members will be able to learn about Country with a Traditional Owner, and hear stories connected to Country. More information on this will be announced in the coming weeks, but it’s bound to be a powerful learning opportunity for all.

Buloke Shire Council is actively working towards the creation and adoption of a Reconciliation Action Plan. This will enable the Buloke Shire Council to sustainably and strategically take meaningful action to advance reconciliation, and strengthen relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of everyone living in Buloke.

To learn more about NAIDOC visit;

To learn more about the Recognised Aboriginal Parties in Buloke visit; and