GLADSTONE’S LNG INDUSTRY GETS BEHIND NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

GLADSTONE’S LNG INDUSTRY GETS BEHIND NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

This year NAIDOC Week is being celebrated from 7-14 July. In Gladstone, the LNG industry is getting behind NAIDOC Week by funding a joint LNG Industry Picnic Day. The Picnic Day, being held on 12 July is not only for the Aboriginal and Islander communities but everyone who wants to support the celebrations and help increase awareness in the broader community of status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. 

Gladstone’s LNG industry supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobs for the future by investing in programs which develop employability skills such as leadership, communication, planning, teamwork, resilience, and problem-solving. They also partner in Indigenous Trainee Programs to develop careers in the LNG industry. 

The Picnic Day will follow the NAIDOC March at 11.30am and will be held at Barney Point Park.  A BBQ lunch along with activities for the kids such as face-painting will be available for all. Indigenous Elders will share their wisdom and local Nations will come together, celebrating with traditional events such as Indigenous dancers and smoking ceremonies.   

Head along for a great day to learn more about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.