This week we celebrate NAIDOC Week with the theme ‘For Our Elders’ from 2-9th July 2023 to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
As a practice we have become increasingly aware of our responsibility and desire to be part of reconciliation with First Nations peoples in Australia.
PTW hosted a viewing of the “First Inventors” and lunch catered by Plate Events & Catering featuring Indigenous and contemporary Australian treats.
We also celebrated NAIDOC Week by participating in external events organised by the Sydney Botanic Gardens and Aurora Place.
At the ‘Botanic Gardens’ NAIDOC Week Aboriginal Bush Tucker and Aboriginal Harbour Heritage Tour’, Lachlan, the First Nations guide took the group through the Cadi Jam Ora Garden in Botanic Gardens to learn more about the Indigenous bush foods and how the foods were used traditionally and adapted to the modern plate and pallet.
PTW staff also participated in events hosted by Aurora Place, including a lunch catered by Goanna Hut.
PTW Directors Siobhan McInerney and Catherine Love also attended a lunch to support a new entity Bandu Organisation, an organisation that connects Indigenous students with culturally invested businesses to provide work opportunities and valuable support as they complete their tertiary studies.
Sponsored by Arcadia Landscape Architecture and Keighran Legal + Advisory, the event was held at The N'galawa Terrace Room at the Taronga Centre, featuring a Welcome to Country by Gai-maraigal Elder, Uncle Dennis Foley, cultural performance, and a panel discussion led by Gomeroi man, Duane Keighran.
For more info about the organisation, please visit bandu.org.au