Terri Butler wishes all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, along with all Southsiders, a happy NAIDOC Week.
“I acknowledge the Jagera people and Turrbal people, along with all local First Nations communities, as the traditional owners of the land,” Ms Butler said.
“NAIDOC Week is a time for us to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“This year’s theme - Because of Her, We Can – invites reflection on, and celebration of, the active and significant role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have always been involved in cultural, social, and political life. From first contact, to the front line of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972, and the Uluru First Nations Constitutional Convention,” she said.
Terri Butler will attend today’s NAIDOC week community day at Musgrave Park from 1.30 pm today.
FRIDAY, 13 JULY 2018