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NAIDOC 2021: Heal Country

Posted on: Thu 8 Jul 2021

Held in July every year, NAIDOC Week is a time for us to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and join together in honouring the longest living culture in the world.

To learn more about this years theme ‘Heal Country’, Pink Rabbit’s Soph Landau speaks with mother and daughter duo Vicky and Khyleesha Welgraven; two powerful figures in the community.

Khyleesha Welgraven is an emerging leader from the Adnyamathanha, Kokatha and Arrernte regions, who is passionate about equality and social justice.

“By showing your support it means that you actually want to learn more about Indigenous culture which I think is really important. Important and vital.”

Khyleesha Welgraven says we should all get involved in NAIDOC events

Vicky Welgraven, an Adnyamathanha woman who has worked in the public sector for almost 30 years, is an advocate for ending violence against women, who currently works in child protection services.

“We’re calling for stronger meshes to recognise, protect and maintain all the aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.”

Vicky Welgraven speaks to what Heal Country means to her

The NAIDOC 2021 March will take place on Friday 9 July from 11am at Tarndanyangga/Victoria Square

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Produced by Soph Landau

Pink Rabbit

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