NAIDOC WEEK and Health
Across Port Pirie a number of events were coordinated by the Port Pirie Regional Council and other health organisations including Tarpari and the Environmental Health Centre. The official launch was held on July 8 with a flag raising ceremony at the Council Chambers.
This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Did you know that the Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. It is that Indigenous voice that include know-how, practices, skills and innovations – found in a wide variety of contexts, such as agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal fields, as well as biodiversity-related knowledge. They are words connecting us to country, an understanding of country and of a people who are the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
TLAP strives for inclusiveness in delivering its messaging around health and wellbeing in our Community and offers hearty congratulations to everyone who contributed to a very special day.
The painting ‘Thalpari Yarta’ is by artist Jessica Turner and depicts the meeting of white people and indigenous clans in Port Pirie by the river.