Better Rehab joins Australia in celebrating National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.
This year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be. First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years as the world’s oldest continuous living culture. As we meet our participants and share our learnings with one another, Better Rehab acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the land on which we work and live, and to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
NAIDOC traces its roots back to the Aboriginal groups that emerged in the 1920s and aims to increase awareness about the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We encourage you to visit the NAIDOC website to learn more about this year’s theme and how you can get involved in this week’s celebrations.
The talented Peta-Joy Williams, Wiradjuri woman and visual artist, created this painting for us ahead of NAIDOC week. Peta-Joy’s artwork, inspired by the Better Rehab logo, shows two circles, black and yellow, representing diversity moving forward together. The blue B represents the sharing of knowledge and information; like drops of water in a puddle, they eventually create waves. The purple lines represent all walks of life walking together but on their own pathways.