Strathbogie Shire Council is hosting a free screening of Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley [M] at the Euroa Community Cinema on Friday 12th July at 8pm as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, and NAIDOC Week, from 7- 14th July, is an annual event to raise awareness for reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
Echoing this year’s NAIDOC week theme, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’, the film is told through the stories of the people that live there, acting as a stark reminder of the importance to look at issues that are at once both complex and straightforward, and to hear, listen and understand those that know the realities of the situation far better than anyone else.
Strathbogie Shire Council has led the way in achieving state-wide local government support and recognition for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the movement for Voice, Treaty, Truth at the Municipal Association of Victoria State Council which was passed in May.
Honeysuckle Creek Ward Councillor Kate Stothers said achieving state-wide support for the statement was a positive step for Strathbogie Shire Council on the journey forward.
“Council’s resolution supports the sentiments contained in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the process for Aboriginal recognition and reform of the Constitution and a referendum to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament,” Cr Stothers explained.
“Euroa Library has an Indigenous Art Exhibition on display for the community to enjoy, including the Uluru Statement from the Heart mural, a cabinet display and children’s colouring sheets.”