THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
NAIDOC Week 2021 is taking place from the 4th to the 11th of July to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and Australia’s rich history and culture.
Across the Mornington Peninsula the following celebratory events are being funded:
- $1,000 for the “Willum Warrain NAIDOC Ball”, hosted by the Umeewarra Aboriginal Media Association Incorporated
- $750 for the “Recognise, appreciate and protect our land” event hosted by Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Limited
This funding is part of the Morrison Government’s $1.4 million program to support local organisations to celebrate NAIDOC week.
Federal Member for Flinders the Hon Greg Hunt MP invited everyone to get involved, learn more about local Indigenous cultures, and share in the traditions that make Australia unique.
“NAIDOC week is a great opportunity for Australians of all backgrounds to participate in a range of activities to support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities,” Minister Hunt said.
Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, explained that each year, the NAIDOC Week theme draws our attention to an important issue for everyone to consider.
“This year’s theme, Heal Country!, is a call to action to protect and preserve land, water, culture and more – for the benefit of all Australians.”
To find out more information about the local events listed and other events for NAIDOC Week 2021 visit www.naidoc.org.au
All of the events funded as part of the NAIDOC local grants program are required to have COVID-19 plans in place. It is important that anyone attending an event observes these plans and local restrictions to ensure everyone stays safe.