Always Was, Always Will Be – NAIDOC Week 8-15 November
Always Was, Always Will Be, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
“We are spiritually and culturally connected to this country.
This country was criss-crossed by generations of brilliant Nations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.
Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories. The First Peoples engraved the world’s first maps, made the earliest paintings of ceremony and invented unique technologies. We built and engineered structures – structures on Earth – predating well-known sites such as the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge.
Our adaptation and intimate knowledge of Country enabled us to endure climate change, catastrophic droughts and rising sea levels.”
To start the week CSC would like to announce that we have been working on a Narragunnawali, which is a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the school.
This demonstrates to the school and wider community that we value and respect the people and culture that existed in Australia for tens of thousands of years.