August 6, 2023
This annual event is a symbolic way for us to celebrate and share Aboriginal culture with non-Indigenous people. Our dedicated team showed incredible comradery to get up before dawn to prepare the ground oven-cooked feast for over 150 people.
‘For our Elders’ was the theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week and sharing First Nations cultural practices is important so Indigenous heritage continues today and for future generations.
The ceremonial acts in which Traditional Owners welcome people to their land show care and respect for Country and community. It was a powerful reminder of our deep connection to the land and the significance of preserving our cultural heritage.
Storytelling through dance has been at the heart of Indigenous culture over the years – and we were delighted to have local Geelong dance group Nyereeka Ngitj (dance together) and Koori Youth Will Shake Spears share interactive performance at the Kup Murri.
As NAIDOC Week is all about celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Wamarra was delighted to be involved in many community events that align with our values.
Managing Director, Hayden Heta, headed back his local community in Wiradjuri country for the Albury-Wodonga community NAIDOC event and proudly sponsored the Wagga Wagga 3×3 Indigenous Basketball event.
On Bunurong land, Wamarra was match day sponsor for the Casey Demons Netball NAIDOC round and continuing support for grassroots sport with sponsorship of the Thomastown Bears NFNL Sir Douglas Nicholls Round special Indigenous designed jumpers. What’s a week!