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Published Monday 4 July 2022
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NAIDOC Week 2022

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Mitchell Shire.

We pay our respect to their rich cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging, and other First Nations people who live, work and play in the area.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Mitchell Shire Council is committed to working collaboratively to build a fair and equitable community for all and is continuing to support Seymour Local Aboriginal Network’s NAIDOC event in Seymour.

Check out Council’s events calendar for more information.

Council has also supported the NAIDOC School Initiatives Colouring Competition and we proudly display the Taungurung flag in Council buildings on Taungurung Country, following Taungurung Land and Waters Council launch of their flag last year.

Council has also secured 50 copies of the newly released Taungurung Land and Waters Council children’s book BIJIL BA WUDHI DEBERRA by Taungurung Elder Aunty Loraine Padgham.

This is the first book written for children in both Taungurung and English languages and will be provided to Mitchell Shire Council Maternal and Child Health Centres, kindergartens, primary schools and libraries.

Click here to learn more about Council’s Social Justice Framework.

This page was last updated on 4 July 2022.