On Wednesday 14th August, the Housing Plus, Aboriginal Staff Community Engagement Group (ASCEG) held an Aboriginal Open Day for Housing Plus staff and the community to encourage a greater understanding of the Indigenous community and their culture.
Dancers from the Designing Futures Group demonstrated the traditional dances of the Wiradjuri people, a welcome, a celebration dance and the third dance was in recognition of last year’s national NAIDOC theme “ Because of her we can” to recognise the important role Aboriginal women play in our community/families
The ASCEG commissioned local artist local Aboriginal artist Justin Hammond to create a magnificent artwork for CEO David Fisher.
Housing Plus Aboriginal Specialist Casework, John MacKay, spoke about the sophistication of the Aboriginal culture, and encouraged everyone to take the time to learn more from their co-workers and clients.
This was the first Aboriginal Open Day held at Housing Plus, and we look forward to learning more about the Aboriginal Culture.