Souths Cares’ Liverpool Opportunity Hub has teamed up with Liverpool City Council to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year.
This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ which recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
With COVID-19 restrictions limiting community events and public gatherings, an innovative response was needed to ensure this important cultural event was celebrated this year. The week-long celebrations will be hosted digitally and streamed via Liverpool Council’s Facebook page as well as played at the Urban Screen in Macquarie Mall, Liverpool.
The jam-packed schedule includes art exhibitions, stories in language, online screenings of movies, music and dance performances, cultural workshops and health and fitness sessions.
Rhys Wesser, Careers and Education Pathways Advisor at the Liverpool Opportunity Hub will be hosting a training session on the Friday morning of NAIDOC Week.
“It’s an honour to be on Darug land and to be part of the NAIDOC Celebrations hosted by Liverpool City Council," said Mr Wesser.
"As an Indigenous man, it’s important to be living a healthy and active life and supporting other Indigenous men, women and youth to reach their goals”.