9 November 2020
NAIDOC Bridge Walk
NAIDOC Week is a week dedicated to the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture. Due to COVID-19, NAIDOC was postponed from its usual week in July to November the 8th - 15th. The Murray Bridge Community and surrounding towns have created a calendar of events for people to participate in. On Monday the 9th of November the NAIDOC Bridge Walk took place in Murray Bridge. This was an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate Aboriginal Culture and in particular Ngarrindjeri land and people.
Murray Bridge High School students attended this walk and were encouraged to bring a friend to share this experience with. The students and staff from the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) also joined to walk the Bridge together. Many families, businesses, schools, and community groups enjoyed the walk from the Eastside of Murray Bridge to the local Council Office. As a part of the celebration, the community then engaged in the NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony, recognising Aboriginal people of all ages for their commitment and contribution to the community.
The theme for NAIDOC 2020 is “Always Was, Always Will Be”. Murray Bridge High School and the Independent Learning Centre will look to incorporate and celebrate NAIDOC throughout the duration of the week.