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ABC promotes Indigenous contribution to Australia

The ABC-Australia is proud to support NAIDOC Week – Sunday July 5 to Sunday July 12 – and its celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, history and people. The ABC encourages all Australians to get involved and help recognise the significant contribution Indigenous Australians have made to the community.

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott said he hoped all Australians would join the ABC in celebrating our nation’s rich indigenous cultures.

“NAIDOC week is a chance for all Australians to remind themselves of or become acquainted with the diversity of those cultures and the ABC is very proud to play a role in that,” he said. “It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.”

The National NAIDOC theme for 2015 is “We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate” and will highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to the country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of sites of Indigenous significance or sacred places with the nation, so as to preserve them for future generations.