Pictured (left to right): Hailey, Brooke, Caroline, Jackie, (all Bamara), Mary (Asuria), AmandaKhiarna (Bamara)

This week Bamara has been celebrating NAIDOC Week, an important time of year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the whole of Australia. 

On Monday, the second day of NAIDOC Week, the DHUB team came together with Dubbo locals to march through the streets in celebration of First Nations peoples. 

The morning started with attendees meeting to begin the march, walking through the streets of Dubbo with flags and banners. Once reaching the finish point, the march was concluded with a flag-raising event. 

Our DHUB team joined with members from Asuria and other local programs and businesses throughout the march, and there was a strong sense of solidarity with everyone coming together. 

Following the march and flag raising, a fun day was held at the local park, complete with games, activities, artists and performers. Locals could visit First Nations stalls and pop-up stores, sampling foods and purchasing gifts to support small businesses and take home handcrafted items. 

This event was organised as part of activities for NAIDOC Week, which runs throughout this week, from July 3-10. 

The theme for this year is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! The inspiration behind this theme is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spirit, which has continued the fight to achieve change while keeping culture alive and thriving throughout history. 

With a whole week of activities planned for DHUB all over the Dubbo area, there’s still plenty more to come from the community. 

Bamara and DHUB are fully supporting and participating in the events of NAIDOC Week, working to create change and build recognition for First Nations’ lives. A big thanks to everyone who attended the march or NAIDOC Week activities, and keep following for more events in the future. 

About DHUB 

As part of the NSW Government’s OCHRE initiative (Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment), Bamara leads the work of the Dubbo Opportunity Hub (DHUB), a program for Aboriginal students in Dubbo and Wellington focusing on transitioning from education to careers and employment.