Week serves as a time to celebrate and recognise our First Nations people, their achievements, and the rich culture they hold.
As one of the oldest civilisations in the world, Australia’s Indigenous community have tens of thousands of years’ worth of knowledge and tradition to share and NAIDOC week is an opportunity for the wider community to learn more about the background and stories behind our First Nations people.
This year’s theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! encourages us to fight for systemic change and invites a genuine commitment by all of us to support reforms across the board. This could look like putting protections in place for cultural and environmental means, calling out racism or working towards treaties.
This year Core has embarked on the journey to undergo and prepare a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). A RAP is a structured model for how workplaces can make commitments to reconciliation with First Nations people.
At Core we have made a commitment to People and Land, creating a synergy between what we do at Core and the traditional land and people of Australia.
First Nations people embody this connection better than anyone. Committing to a RAP helps us take meaningful action to advance reconciliation. Providing benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, increasing economic equity, and supporting First Nations self-determination.
Going through this process has already taught us so much, but it’s just the beginning of our journey towards reconciliation.
Throughout the week a selection of activities will be hosted across Victoria. Click the link below to see what you might like to participate in.
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