The Riverwood Community Centre hosted NAIDOC Week celebration on Friday 8 July 2022 with a call to unite community members together to collectively sign the Uluru Statement on a display banner, to commemorate it from the heart and endorse a message of unity and respect.
“I was please to see that many members of our local community from multicultural background spoke loudly and proudly in supporting the Uluru Statement and referendum on First Nations Voice to parliament,” said Clr Karl Saleh OAM, the chairperson of the Riverwood Community Centre.
“The success of the Uluru Statement from the Heart referendum depends upon the community to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! to meet this moment,” Mr Saleh further said.
The Riverwood NAIDOC Week celebration included a smoking ceremony, welcome to country, traditional dance, music, storytelling and knowledge sharing , and was attended by the many community leaders and local resident from diverse cultural backgrounds.