HVTC celebrates NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC Week will be celebrated from 8-15 November. This year’s theme is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, recognising that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to pay tribute to the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and throughout the week we’ll be profiling some of our Indigenous employees across our social media channels.
But with almost 10% of our employees coming from an Indigenous background, we wanted to do something a little special this year, which is why all staff will be wearing a NAIDOC Week scarf or tie (as modelled by the Exec team below) to proudly show our respect and support for our Indigenous employees.
The scarves and ties were purchased from Bundarra - an Indigenous brand that produces clothing and accessories for the mainstream community while directing some of the profits back into the community to support Indigenous employment and training, artists, models, sponsorships and direct community funding.
The artist behind the design we have chosen is Shara Delaney. Shara is an Australian Aboriginal contemporary artist from Quandamooka country, inspired by stories of her Elders, the generation from One Mile. Shara’s paintings are her identity as a strong saltwater woman, connection to family, sand and sea. You can find out more about Shara on her Facebook or Instagram pages.