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Mayor to open NAIDOC Week

Mayor Mark Jamieson will open NAIDOC week celebrations on the Sunshine Coast.
Mayor Mark Jamieson will open NAIDOC week celebrations on the Sunshine Coast. Cade Mooney

NAIDOC Week 2012 will officially be opened by Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson in recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this region.

A NAIDOC flag raising ceremony will be held at 10am on Monday July 2 at the Sunshine Coast Council Nambour Chambers forecourt and will be attended by representatives of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Mayor Jamieson said council, through its Reconciliation Action Plan, is committed to improving relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

"Council values its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples' rich contribution to the region and the connection these communities have to the Sunshine Coast region" he said.

"NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the contribution of the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to celebrate and share their heritage, culture and knowledge.

"Through participation in and support of events such as NAIDOC Week, council is committed to creating an inclusive community which supports reconciliation in the region."

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2012 is Spirit of the Tent Embassy 40 years on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and acknowledging the key contributors to its long history.

Guest speaker and local Indigenous Outreach Worker Harry Pitt said NAIDOC Week is an event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the community as a whole.

A number of activities will be held during NAIDOC Week 2012 (1-8 July) across the Sunshine Coast region, including the annual NAIDOC Festival at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore from 10am to 3pm on Sunday July 8.

Residents and visitors are advised to arrive early or utilise public transport for all NAIDOC events as no special arrangements will be in place.

For more information about NAIDOC Week please visit council's website or call 5475 7272.

NAIDOC stands for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee' which was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week. This acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

Topics:  indigenous mark jamieson naidoc sunshine coast regional council



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