NAIDOC Week celebrations kick off

QUEENSLANDERS have been invited to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during this week's NAIDOC celebrations.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Minister Glen Elmes said NAIDOC Week celebrations and activities across the state offered a range of activities for Queenslanders.

He said this year's theme, Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond, recognised the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women have made to Australia's military effort during the past century and in conflict zones around the world.

"NAIDOC Week is a time for us all to celebrate the world's oldest continuous culture," he said.

"NAIDOC Week has been celebrated by Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people since the 1920s.

"Over time, the celebration has evolved into a week acknowledging indigenous achievement and encouraging us to learn more about our unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures."

To find out what is on in your community visit http://www.datsima.qld.gov.au/datsima/events.



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