Moree Plains Shire Council provides $4000 for NAIDOC Week celebrations

Moree Plains Shire Council general manager Lester Rodgers, Aboriginal elder Val Pitt and councillor George Chiu at Monday's official opening. Photo: contributed
Moree Plains Shire Council general manager Lester Rodgers, Aboriginal elder Val Pitt and councillor George Chiu at Monday's official opening. Photo: contributed

Moree Plains Shire Council has once again supported the district's NAIDOC Week celebrations, with a $4000 donation for events held in Moree, Boggabilla and Mungindi.

NAIDOC Week is currently in full swing in Moree, with celebrations continuing until Monday, July 22.

Moree Plains Shire Council's director of corporate services Mitchell Johnson said council was committed to the development of its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) over the coming year and proactively promoting reconciliation through community involvement and education during NAIDOC week.

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"As an organisation, Moree Plains Shire Council is committed to contributing to the ongoing implementation of our Reconciliation Action Plan through a committed focus on relationships, respect and recognition," he said.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. Mr Johnson said the week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

"Council wishes to extend their congratulations to everyone involved in hosting, contributing and participating in NAIDOC Week Celebrations in 2019," he said.