Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Here's some of our fantastic highlights from the week!
We were thrilled to attend the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony on Narrm.
L-R: Hannah Fagan, Josh Cubillo, Keely Walsh, David Gallant, Aunty Lorraine Parsons, Assoc Prof Shawana Andrews, Janine Coombs, Prof Erica Fletcher, Prof Sandra Eades AO, Tracey Eades, Paul Ishiguchi and Colleen Pearson
Congratulations to the winners!
Sportsperson Award – Buddy Franklin— NAIDOC (@naidocweek) July 3, 2022
Youth Award – Elijah Manis
Creative Talent Award – Lowell Hunter
Caring for Country and Culture Award – Walter Jackson
Education Award– Professor Bronwyn Fredericks
Innovation Award – The Koori Mail newspaper
Poche Board member Janine Coombs received the the 2022 NAIDOC Strong Sista Award from Indigenous Employment Partners, an Aboriginal owned and operated social enterprise whose mission is to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employment.
Thank you @IEP_2021 for the 2022 NAIDOC Strong Sista Award. I love the work I do with the different businesses I'm involved with @FIL20032014 @CollingwoodFC @ulurustatement @UniMelbPoche @Barrawarn. Thanks to @Lizziec81660065 for sharing this day. I love you pic.twitter.com/uSmpBqeG7f— Janine Coombs (@janine_coombs) July 7, 2022
The Wurru Wurru Health Unit for the Department of Medical Education had its official launch!
Getting up, standing up and showing up to share the work we’ve been doing @UniMelbMDHS with Wurundjeri community today at our official launch of the @FirstNations_MD Wurru Wurru health unit. #NAIDOC2022 @DDjirri @IGSA_unimelb @uommedia @UniMelb @LIME__Network @UniMelbPoche pic.twitter.com/uDq6m1RAcZ— Dr Ngaree JB (@DrNgaree) July 5, 2022
And we joined the NAIDOC March in Melbourne with Murrup Barak and the Uni Melb MDHS community!
While we know that every week is a great week to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements, this week was an especially great one!
L-R: Keely Walsh, Josh Cubillo, Assoc Prof Shawana Andrews, Hannah Fagan, David Gallant and Prof Sandra Eades AO