Japara celebrates NAIDOC Week 2021
NAIDOC Week is an important acknowledgement and celebration of First Nations peoples as the traditional owners of the land we now call Australia.
From Sunday 4th July to Sunday 11th July, Australians will come together from around the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated by Australians from all walks of life. It is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This year, the NAIDOC theme is ‘Heal Country!’. This calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for Indigenous lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.
NAIDOC Week 2021 invites everyone 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 and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
Find out more about NAIDOC week here: NAIDOC |
To celebrate this important week, residents at Japara Rosanna Views took part in an Indigenous Natural Art Project. This artwork will be displayed at our home to be a constant reminder of the need for fundamental change in the relationship Australia has with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our residents are extremely proud of their artwork and it has become a talking piece amongst residents, staff and visitors. Well done to everyone that participated and worked so diligently on this project.
If you or a loved one are interested in the aged care services available at Japara, contact us to have a friendly chat with one of our staff or to book a tour on 1800 52 72 72.