The theme for NAIDOC week for 2023 is For Our Elders.
Across every generation, Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in First Nations communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders and hard workers.
They guide First Nations generations and paved the way for them to take the paths they can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how our First Nations community members place themselves in the world.
May we all draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses currently followed and continue to pave new ones.
The struggles of our own Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri Elders help to move the Wagga Wagga community forward today. The equality they continue to fight for is found in their fight. Their tenacity and strength has carried the survival of First Nations people.
Wagga Wagga City Council pay our respects to the Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for all First Nations individuals across all our Nations and this NAIDOC week, we pay homage to them.
Want to download and print your very own NAIDOC colouring in book?
Wagga City Council teamed up with the Smith Family's Girls at the Centre program at Mt Austin High School to develop a NAIDOC themed colouring in book. Their artworks tell their family stories and we are so thankful to Amelia, Jayda, Aleah, Alisha and Dakota for their time and efforts. Download yours below.
NAIDOC Week Colouring Book 2.2 MB Download
Tips for printing your colouring in book
- Print A3 size
- Print on both sides (short edge)
- Fold in half and you have your very own NAIDOC themed colouring in book!