21 September 2021
This year’s theme is “Heal Country”.
“NAIDOC 2021 invites the nation to embrace “First Nations “ Cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s National Heritage and Equally Respect the culture and values of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.”
NAIDOC is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
On Monday morning staff and students from The Independent Learning Centre participated in the NAIDOC Week Bridge Walk. We joined many other local schools and people on the walk. We then went on to the grounds of the Rural City of Murray Bridge for the official ceremony and Flag Raising.
The Independent Learning Centre was thrilled to hear that Jibba Wingard, one of our Youth Workers had been nominated in the “Worker of the Year” category. Jibba has worked with young Aboriginal students supporting them to embrace their Aboriginal Heritage and Culture and has created a Cultural Group within the ILC where the boys have sourced the wood, made the yidiki’s (didgeridoo), painted and decorated them. We Congratulate Jibba on winning this Award – he is an outstanding recipient of this award!