1 July, 2022
Tablelands set to mark NAIDOC
A FLAG-raising ceremony and morning tea will be held at Tablelands Regional Council’s Mabel Street office on Monday 4 July to mark NAIDOC Week.
The week, which runs from 3-10 July, is a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“It is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations’ cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on Earth,” Mayor Rod Marti said.
“This year’s theme is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ which recognises the need to continue to campaign for systemic change and to rally around our First Nations Elders and community.
“The week is also a time to celebrate the people who have driven and led change in our communities over generations — they have been the heroes and champions of change, equal rights and human rights.
“We need to move beyond just acknowledgement, good intentions, empty words and promises, and hollow commitments.
“We are committed to playing a critical role, in partnership with our community, in establishing a clear roadmap towards a reconciled, just and equitable region.”
Mayor Marti said there would be celebrations and activities across the region and invited the community to attend the flag-raising ceremony and morning tea at 10am on Monday 4 July.
“We’ll be raising the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands and Australian flags outside our office on Mabel Street in Atherton,” he said.
“Other groups and organisations across the region are hosting celebrations and you can find details on our event calendar.”