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Wilson Parking celebrates NAIDOC week

At Wilson Parking we celebrate this year’s NAIDOC week theme, Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

NAIDOC week is being held between 3-10 July. The week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme for NAIDOC week Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is a call for all of us to make a genuine commitment to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration & reality, good intent & outcome in justice, equity, and the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights.

Ryhia Dank, a young Gudanji/Wakaja artist from the Northern Territory is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC poster competition for 2022 with her entry, Stronger. The artist details her artwork piece below:

“I created this piece after reading this year's NAIDOC theme. I knew straight away I wanted to do a graphic piece centred around our flags with text highlighting what we have been through and are still fighting for. I feel that this piece being black and white allows us to focus on the detail and messages in the artwork. In this artwork I have little bits of me and my family, I have included a crocodile for my late granny. She was one of the strongest women I know and was never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for family and Country. I have also included my family's dancing stick, this is present as a reminder that we will always have our Country, Kin and Culture. There are also symbols to represent us as a community. People gathered around a camp, a spear and woomera to represent our strength, water, trees, animal tracks and non-human entities to show our connection to Country.”

Wilson Parking looks forward to playing an active role in improving prospects and contributing to a fair, equal, and respectful society in which we live and work.

Wilson Parking acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located. We pay respect to them, their culture and their elder's past, present and emerging.