On Wednesday 11 November, Beaudesert First Nations peoples joined Centacare clients and employees for a lunch in celebration of NAIDOC Week.
The event was an opportunity to come together on Yugambeh land to celebrate Indigenous traditions and generate a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture in the local community.
Aunty Geraldine Page, a local Mununjali Elder, appreciated the chance to gather with her family members and the Centacare team to mark this important week.
“NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate, and today is a day of celebration,” Aunty Geraldine said.
“Being able to share our stories and songlines is a beautiful thing for us.
“Coming here today has meant a lot to us…as Mununjali Elders, it’s an opportunity for us to move forward and celebrate everything we do and who we are.” Aunty Geraldine said.
Centacare Community Services Area General Manager Peter Stodolak said:
“Today’s event marks the beginning of a new chapter in engaging with local community members.
“We are committed to a very positive working relationship between Centacare and the Mununjali Elders in our community.”
Visit the NAIDOC Week website here to get involved in activities in your local area.