Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung woman Stacie Piper is the current Chairperson for the Victorian NAIDOC Committee. Stacie yarns with Gman on 3KND about what NAIDOC means to her and what events will be taking place in Victoria while we are dealing with COVID-19. The origins of NAIDOC Week can be traced back to the Aboriginal rights movement. It started as a day of mourning in 1938, and over the decades the hard work of Volunteers brings community together to recognise our achievements through key events: Awards Night, Flag Raising, Pride Night, March and a Gala Ball.
Stacie states, “We need to celebrate all who have contributed to Victorian NAIDOC, getting it to where it is today, even when the odds are stacked against us. It’s something we are so proud of! ✊🏾 Let’s keep it strong and support our people who dedicate themselves to the values and meaning of NAIDOC Week”. As the current Chairperson, I say now, to the current and passed Committees 👏🏾 your work is so very important, you give so much of your time and hearts as Volunteers... you make your ancestors proud... you will be acknowledged - it’s overdue.