Celebrating NAIDOC in Style

#NAIDOC2017

The Yamaji (also spelled Yamatji) and the Noongar people are the Traditional Owners of the NAR. Today the Yamaji people have at least six distinct language groups within the NAR. And within the NAR, the Noongar people have at least two language groups.

Throughout Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017), NACC gave the local community the opportunity to become ambassadors for caring for country by gifting a free, locally-designed, artistic, Aboriginal T-shirt to all new members during this time.

The eye-catching artwork featured on the shirt was produced by local Amangu Artist, Wayne Ronan. In his design, Wayne depicts his Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Yamaji region that he calls home.

“The circles represent the ocean and rivers. The hills represent my country and my ancestors.”

“I have relied on all of these since I was a child. They help keep me alive and confirm my intuition. I am always learning and have many more lessons to learn,” said Wayne.

Get your shirt for NAIDOC Celebrations 2017!

Due to the high demand for the NACC T-shirts during Reconciliation Week, NACC are offering this opportunity during NAIDOC week too!

NAIDOC week officially begins on July 2nd and comes to a close on July 9th July.

If you are passionate about caring for country and would like to help promote the caring for country message, become a NACC member now to receive a free, locally-designed, Aboriginal T-shirt, but be quick – this offer ends July 9th 2017!

Kevin Kropinyeri and Bianca McNeair

Aboriginal Liaison Officer Bianca McNeair attended a Reconciliation Week event at Wandina Primary School and had the pleasure of presenting Aboriginal Comedian and Reconciliation Australia keynote speaker Kevin Kropinyeri with the new Aboriginal NACC T-shirt.

Mr Kropinyeri said the shirts were “Deadly!”

 

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