This week Woor-Dungin acknowledges NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Events are held across Australia every July in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous people take part. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ but has since become synonymous with the week of celebrations. Read more about NAIDOC here.

We welcome Robyne Latham to our Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

Robyne is a Yamatji woman originally from Western Australia. An academic and fine artist, Robyne has lived and worked in Melbourne for some 30 years. Robyne’s most recent works are the installation Empty Coolamons at Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre (2014–2015), and the performance work The Aborigine Is Present at the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre, Federation Square, Melbourne (2015). There are plans underway to tour The Aborigine Is Present nationally.

The Aboriginal Advisory Committee supports Woor-Dungin in its role as Philanthropy Australia National Moderator for Indigenous Issues, recommending papers, articles, websites, videos etc on current issues and events relevant to Aboriginal communities, which Woor-Dungin then submits to Philanthropy Australia every two–three months for inclusion on its website.

Former Reconciliation Victoria co-chair Vicki Clark has agreed to join our Aboriginal Advisory Committee. The Committee supports Woor-Dungin in its role as Philanthropy Australia National Moderator for Indigenous Issues, recommending papers, articles, websites, videos etc on current issues and events relevant to Aboriginal communities, which Woor-Dungin then submits to Philanthropy Australia every two–three months for inclusion on its website.