Celebrating NAIDOC 2020

Pickwick Group (Pickwick) joined its Indigenous JV partner, Pickwick 1A Services (P1A) and The Sanctuary of Embracing Difference (TSOED) to celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week.

To celebrate NAIDOC 2020, Pickwick joined P1A owner Carolyn Malone and staff along with TSOED; an Aboriginal owned and operated Charity supporting Aboriginal women and children since 2013 at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds in Brisbane.

NAIDOC is a culturally safe and informative day where family and community comes together through culture and storytelling to build bridges and relationships for shared futures.

At this year’s event we were honoured to hear Aunty Christine Barney a Woppaburra Elder, P1A Director, Wandarrah Kindergarten President and TSOED Director share her history and connection to her beautiful Great Keppel Island country on the day through Storytelling.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Each year celebrations are held nationally (usually in July) in recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians. This year’s theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. You can find out more at https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/history

TSOED delivers culturally informed practices and free programs for women and children who experience social isolation, domestic violence, social exclusion, physical and sexual abuse, and incarceration. Read about the work they do at www.embracingdifference.com.

P1A is a Supply Nation certified integrated facilities services business that is majority owned, managed and controlled by First Nations People. P1A supports reconciliation through real and positive change with the aim of becoming an industry leader in commercial cleaning services. Visit www.pickwick1A.com.au to learn more.