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Our ARA IS team made us extremely proud during NAIDOC Week in helping to celebrate the histories, languages and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by organising and attending various events, performances and community gatherings with the aim to bring all Australians together through art, music and cultural activities that proudly celebrate the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. 

The theme this year is ‘Voice. Treaty, Truth: Let’s Work Together For A Shared Future’, and an opportunity for all to engage and understand the processes of truth-telling about out shared history, especially as we reflect on the issues raised in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
 
This year is also the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, which is a great opportunity to listen, read and learn more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages that have been spoken on this continent for thousands of years. National NAIDOC Co-chair John Paul Jenke maintains that “it’s time for our knowledge to be heard through our voice: an Indigenous voice of this country that is over 65,000 plus years old”.
 
Photo highlights of this week’s events with our team members include:
Michael O’Loughlin, Suzanne Grech, Michael Grech, Adam Mercer, Max Lumsden, Deb Lumsden, staff from our ARA Group Head Office in Stanmore and guests from various cultural activities.