National Aborigines and Islanders Day of Observance Committee – NAIDOC Week – is an important time to acknowledge the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

NAIDOC Week is a great chance for Campbell Page to join with Palm Island members to celebrate the history, achievements and culture of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.

At Palm Island and Townsville NAIDOC Week means understanding, participating and learning from the Palm Islander people on what was, what is and what will be.

Naidoc kids

Campbell Page Activity Supervisors facilitated the NAIDOC week celebrations, that focused on what NAIDOC Week means to the community. One of the most significant celebrations was the traditional dancing and body painting that occured. Campbell Page’s Community Development Program (CDP) conducts an Arts Activity, which saw all participants engage in the creation on event banners, traditional dancing tools and body paint.

Campbell Page is committed to working with our Indigenous people to improve school attendance of children in remote/ isolated areas, connecting people with training, education and employment. We are proud of the activities that our CDP program offers to our participants connecting our people with culturally appropriate activities and services.

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to transforming people’s lives through securing long term employment. If you would like to find out more about the work we do or contact your closest Campbell Page Hub, please visit our About Us and Contact Us pages.

Words by: Tiarne Pattison