Celebrating NAIDOC week with the CMA

NAIDOC Week is held each July to acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In honour of NAIDOC Week, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is hosting a photo display in partnership with the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC) and the Boon Wurrung Foundation at its offices in Leongatha and Traralgon.

WGCMA CEO, Martin Fuller, said the display was part of an effort to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s contribution to the natural environment across Australia.

“We have strong partnerships with GLaWAC, BLCAC and the Boon Wurrung Foundation,” said Mr Fuller.

“Each organisation plays a very important role in natural resource management in Gippsland.

“As part of NAIDOC week, we’ll have photos on display at both our Leongatha and Traralgon offices highlighting the work and partnership we have with each of these organisations.

“We’re encouraging members of the community to stop by our offices during NAIDOC week and have a look at some of the images on display.”

This year’s NAIDOC theme is “Because of her, we can” specifically highlighting the historical and ongoing contribution Aboriginal women make in their communities, at the local, state and national levels.

“We would particularly like to say thank you to all of those Aboriginal women who contribute to our work together on the ground, as board members and as knowledge holders and elders in the community,” continued Mr Fuller.

“Your influence has inspired and will continue to inspire generations to come.”

The photo display will be available for viewing during office hours from Monday, 9 July to Friday, 13 July.

Photos will also be shared on WGCMA social media – search West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority on Facebook for more.