NAIDOC Week 2021 is about Australians embracing our First Nations’ cultural knowledge and their understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage. To ‘Heal Country!’ means to finally resolve the many injustices that First Nations’ people still live under. It calls for greater protection of land, sacred sites, water and cultural heritage.
It’s also a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
When we talk about Country it is spoken of like a person. It family, kin, law, lore, ceremony, traditions, and language. Through our languages and songs, we speak to Country; through our ceremonies and traditions we sing to – and celebrate Country – and Country speak to us.
BayFM is featuring First Nations’ music and interviews throughout NAIDOC week.
Find out more about NAIDOC Week 2021