It's NAIDOC week, a time to honour the culture and achievements of Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the first Australians and the oldest surviving culture in the world. This year's theme: "Voice, Treaty, Truth: Let's work together". There are local activities supported by the LALCs happening this week and I encourage you to get involved and find out more about our local Indigenous culture.
I was privileged to attend a ceremony last weekend at Landcare member's David and Jane Vincent's property Gollion to list an ochre quarry as significant Aboriginal site by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and a gathering of Ngunnawal and Ngambri Traditional Custodians. The site is only the 13th in NSW to be listed on privately held land which can be attributed to the wrongly held belief of landholders that these discoveries will impact on how they operate their property and or their ownership. The Vincent family prove that they lose nothing from this recognition not access or even ability to graze the site, instead they gain a better understanding of the country and its cultural significance. Landline [ABC TV] will be featuring a story about this during NAIDOC Week.
July also marks National Tree Day and there are many events planned over the last weekend in July to mark this important day. Rivers of Carbon is holding a volunteer day outside of Goulburn and the council have events planned in the city.
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