Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - presser
June 28, 2012
Indigenous Volunteers acknowledged during NAIDOC WEEK JULY 1-8
In the spirit of Naidoc Week, Peak Body for Volunteering in South Australia and the Northern
Territory, Volunteering SA&NT, acknowledges the contribution of Indigenous people who volunteer
not only in their communities, but also throughout Australia.
Naidoc week will see the nation celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous
people through many events and ceremonies. This year, the theme ‘Spirit of the Tent Embassy’,
celebrates the 40 year anniversary of the Tent Embassy in Canberra, which for Indigenous people
symbolises unity, pride and equality.
In Adelaide, events will include an Aboriginal art show, a viewing of narrated Indigenous films and
a NAIDOC breakfast with guest speaker and Aboriginal advocate, Tauto Sansbury.
Tauto Sansbury has over 30 years experience in advocating for Aboriginal people in all areas of
disadvantage, including the inquiry into Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Volunteering SA&NT support Aboriginal volunteers particularly through their partnership with the
Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) to advance volunteering in Aboriginal and wider Australian
The ARG is recognised by the government as a key advisory body on Aboriginal volunteering and
the group provides support for such things as mentor training as well as celebrating Aboriginal
Chair of the ARG, Chris Hammond, believes that Volunteering SA&NT’s partnership approach is
the key to moving forward, with volunteering offering Aboriginal people a pathway to employment,
skill development and an opportunity to explore new worlds.
Evelyn O’Loughlin, CEO of Volunteering SA&NT is available for comment.
Please contact her on (08) 8221 7177 or 0421 724 272
For more information please contact Denese Wyatt, VSA&NT Communications Manager on 08
8221 7177 Email: email@example.com or for more information on volunteering,
go to: http://www.volunteeringsa-nt.org.au
*Written by Alexandra Stopford, Editied and published by Denese Wyatt and VSA&NT