NAIDOC Week celebrated at Blacktown Hospital
Blacktown Hospital Aboriginal liaison officer Yvonne To’a said NAIDOC Week was a special time to recognise Indigenous people, their culture and achievements.
“I’m proud to say we’re still here and we have survived,” she said.
“NAIDOC Week brings all types of people together; here at the hospital when they all heard the didgeridoo performance, they all came running.
“It was fantastic to see a variety of nationalities in the audience all wanting to learn about our culture.
“The Aboriginal dancers were amazing and impressed the crowds.”
Blacktown Hospital’s Peter Rophail said Hospital Street was bustling with people watching from windows and balconies – with a record number of people watching on.
“NAIDOC Week is important to Blacktown Hospital as we are at the heart of one of the largest Aboriginal communities in NSW so it is vital to acknowledge the history, culture and heritage,” he said
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Representing the General Manager, Peter also said:
“We are committed to doing something genuine and meaningful in relation to improving access to health services and in terms of Aboriginal employment. That is our absolute commitment.”