celebrating naidoc 2016

Posted on 7th July 2016
A photograph of a mural. The mural features indigenous painting motifs, symbols and hand prints.

cohealth’s Foodshare Program at the Braybrook Community Hub today partnered with Bunnings and Maribyrnong Council to celebrate NAIDOC week with a day full of free family activities and the launch of a new mural.

“NAIDOC week is an important celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” said Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive of cohealth. “The week also provides an important opportunity for non-Aboriginal people to learn more about Australia’s first peoples, and to show our respect and support to them.”

“In keeping with the theme of this year’s NAIDOC celebrations, “Songlines,” the mural launched today was conceived by cohealth staff to represent the organisation’s continuing relationship and journey with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” said Ms Morgain.

cohealth currently delivers a range of services from the Braybrook Community Hub specifically targeted to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including the Foodshare healthy eating and community connections program, and maternal, child and family health services.

“We hope that this new mural will help to create a welcoming space for staff and visitors to the Braybrook Community Hub, and signal our ongoing commitment to continue to journey with Aboriginal people on the path to reconciliation,” said Ms Morgain.

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