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This week is NAIDOC week. 'NAIDOC' originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origin and history of NAIDOC Week.
This week, and every week, MHCC ACT acknowledges and honours the traditional owners of this country, the Ngunnawal people, their culture and continuing connection and contribution to the land and community. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and to their Elders past, present and future.
Because it's NAIDOC week, we have placed more stories than usual in our newsletter that relate to our Indigenous fellow citizens, and especially stories that relate to their mental health. There is no shortage of such stories; trauma takes its toll.