This week, Murrindindi Shire celebrates NAIDOC Week.
Mayor Sandice McAulay said it’s important to take the time to reflect on and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal people.
“NAIDOC Week is a chance for us to step toward ensuring Indigenous histories and cultures are recognised equally in our national story and identity. It is about advancing the relationships, understanding and unity between all the people that call, or once called, this land home,” Cr McAulay said.
“We at Murrindindi Shire Council are acknowledging the Taungurung Clan as both Traditional Owners of this land, and as our friends.
“Though we feel sadness reflecting on some aspects of our history, we are committed to creating a great future together. Education is the path to this future. And events like the ones held by the Y Water Discovery Centre and the Alexandra Library are fundamental in helping us, and our children, to learn the truth of our shared history and the value of Indigenous culture,” Cr McAulay said.