The Blayney Multi Purpose Service (MPS) will be celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018 on Tuesday 2 July, recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
Blayney MPS Health Service Manager Kathy Hiller said “At the Blayney Health Service we take great pride in the services we provide, and being part of NAIDOC Week sends a strong message to our staff and community that this is place where the heritage and culture of Aboriginal people is recognised and valued.
“On Tuesday we will be unveiling the Blayney MPS Acknowledgement to Country Signage, and the ST Joseph’s School students will be storytelling and completing an artwork with Nyree Reynolds, and the residents of Littlewood House.
The recognition of NAIDOC Week was important for staff and the community.
The 2019 theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Lets work together for a shared future.
“We want to make sure that everyone knows that they can come to Blayney MPS and receive great health care. Hosting NAIDOC Week events is just one way that we can demonstrate that commitment to Aboriginal people,” Kathy said.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. In most parts of Australia NAIDOC Week is celebrated in July but to accommodate the weather in Orange, NAIDOC Week is held in November. For more information go to https://www.naidoc.org.au/