Aunties, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews and Friends,
It’s NAIDOC week - a time to celebrate our history, cultures, achievements and survival. It is a time for the broader community to connect with us and share in our celebrations and work in partnership for positive change and a better future. It is also an opportunity to highlight the challenges we face, including cuts to programs that assist our Mob here in Queensland.
A Purpose Statement has been developed which defines a broad vision for Working for Queenslanders, and it includes a commitment to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It is essential we are a strong voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as we grow our community campaign for a better Queensland.
Thank you so much for all the deadly work you Mob do in our Communities. We would like to encourage everybody to have your say during this endorsement process for the Working for Queenslanders Purpose Statement and to be part of NAIDOC week activities. Together are hosting stalls at various NAIDOC events this week and continuing on with the Reconcialation Action Plan.
Kevin McNulty & Derek Willie
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Together Council Delegates –
We have teamed up with the campaigning organization GetUp! on this newspaper ad which is being promoted in the Courier Mail over the next few days. If you’d like to, share the link via email, facebook or twitter!