NAIDOC week is a time that we come together to acknowledge the history, culture and contribution First Nation people have made to our country.
It’s an opportunity to reflect, educate and celebrate the history and oldest living culture in the world and why NAIDOC week is important to First Nation people.
NAIDOC week provides general practice teams with an opportunity to participate in local NAIDOC activities and community events and get involved acknowledging the week.
The following list outlines ways that your practice can get involved:
- Support NAIDOC business in your local area.
- Hold a NAIDOC morning tea for staff and patients of the Practice.
- Celebrate and display posters of any achievements of local First Nations community members: This year theme is For our elders.
- Hold a colouring activity for the patients of the Practice and display them throughout the practice.
- Honor and celebrate your practice’s Aboriginal Health Worker, Practitioner, or First Nations advocate within the practice if you have one. Display a sign and photo to recognise the work they do for First Nations clients within the community/practice
- Post information on your practices social media pages/website and display flyers that are happening in your local community in your practice.
- Attend the local NAIDOC celebrations in your area. This is a great way to engage the local community. Please see email attachments for event flyers for NAIDOC events in your region.
- Add NAIDOC Week as a meeting agenda item in the lead-up to the week to plan activities in advance.
- Visit www.naidoc.org.au for resources and other ideas.
The First Nation health access team are here to support your practices, please reach out if you have any questions or needing support we are here to help.
You can reach us via email at First-Nations-Health-Access@thephn.com.au or via phone, the team phone numbers can be found on our First Nations Health page.