CentacareCQ steps up for NAIDOC March
Posted on July 9th, 2021
A sea of colours lined the East Street Mall and the Fitzroy Bridge in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021.
CentacareCQ and the Family Relationship Centre staff marched along side of indigenous elders, local residents, businesses and other community groups in recognition of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Elders of the indigenous communities and Rockhampton Regional Mayor Tony Williams shared their words of gratitude and expressed the importance of NAIDOC Week at the assembly point, outside the Rockhampton Town Hall.
The speeches were followed by an energising display of dance, to ready the march goers for the journey ahead.
Hundreds of community members made up the crowd that proudly marched through the city streets – flags raised high, dancing, smiling and waving to passers-by.
Vehicles honked their horns as the crowd crossed over the mighty Fitzroy River.
Some attendees even put their nautical skills to work and flying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags from their boat as they travelled on water, waving to the marchers on the bridge.
The march concluded at the NAIDOC Expo held at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds. CentacareCQ and Family Relationship Centre staff met with attendees at the expo to share in the celebration and provide information about their services.
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