Grants available to help celebrate NAIDOC Week
A total of $200,000 in grants is available to help celebrate the history, culture, and accomplishments of Aboriginal people.
"Our Languages Matter" is the theme of this year’s event, which will run from 2 – 9 July.
The theme will highlight the importance of growing and sharing Aboriginal languages.
NSW is linguistically diverse with over 35 Aboriginal languages – all currently critically endangered.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for everyone in NSW to get together and celebrate the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our communities.
“This year NSW will become the first state in the nation to introduce legislation to recognise and protect Aboriginal languages, as well as establishing a Centre for Aboriginal Languages of NSW to support community-led revival efforts,” Mrs Mitchell said.
“I encourage local organisations right across the state to apply for grant funding to host events during this NAIDOC week that celebrate the important place Aboriginal people play in our communities.”