TasTAFE recognises and celebrates NAIDOC Week (twice in one year – how cool is that!). This November (8 – 15) is the second week of NAIDOC 2020, with the first postponed due to the COVID-19.
There is an important message from the National NAIDOC Committee below that explains why everyone is welcome to join in. The National Committee recognises and thanks all supporters of NAIDOC Week.
Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations peoples.
NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories. The First Peoples engraved the world’s first maps, made the earliest paintings of ceremony and invented unique technologies.
Always Was, Always Will Be. Acknowledges that hundreds of Nations and cultures covered this continent. All were managing the land - the biggest estate on earth - to sustainably provide for their future.
It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history of this country - which is Australian history. All Australians are welcome to celebrate that Australia has the oldest continuing cultures on the planet and to recognise that Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.
Always Was, Always Will Be.