Happsa staff attended a Naidoc Week cultural celebration at the St Kilda Town Hall today. The event, held by Port Phillip Council, included a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony by the Boon Wurrung Foundation and a community luncheon.
Staff also had the opportunity to look at Aboriginal artifacts including at Boomerang found at the Port Melbourne wharves in 1932.
Naidoc Week runs from 7 July to Sunday 14 July with this year’s theme being Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future. Naidoc Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As part of our Reconciliation Action Plan, our vision is to build on our diverse, experienced and skilled workforce. Our goal is to expand our diversity and to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our operations. We aim to build relationships with the community, raise awareness and create opportunities.