This week is national NAIDOC Week – a significant time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year’s theme, “Because of her, we can” celebrates the essential role that women have played and continue to play as active and significant role models at community, local, state and national levels.
Cleanaway are proud to be partnering with NAIDOC Perth for a second year running, and as part of our partnership, the team from Malaga volunteered their time and effort to support NAIDOC Perth.
WA Executive Assistant Shona Logan was involved in the coordination of the NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony and NAIDOC Perth Ball, where she worked closely with the NAIDOC Perth committee. “We are always amazed by the passion and dedication shown by the NAIDOC Perth committee in delivering the events.” Shona said of her experience.
“The experience was incredible. I was pushed out of my comfort zone and gained so many new skills in the process. Over the past three months, I have met so many amazing people and I continue to be inspired by these strong, independent women.” Shona added.
The NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony officially opened NAIDOC Week. The event featured Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists and performers, as well as community stalls, children’s activities, traditional food and an Elder’s Marquee.
NAIDOC Perth Ball is the final event of the week with all tickets sold out in three weeks and a whopping 950 guests expected to attend. Shona said, “It’s the event of the year with people coming from all over Western Australia to celebrate. It’s truly an inspiring event with such a positive atmosphere.”
NAIDOC Perth are passionate about the positive promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples. They aspire to educate non-Indigenous people about the culture and communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Find out more about Cleanaway’s commitment to making a sustainable future possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in our Reconciliation Action Plan.