Naidoc Week 2017 Profiles

Aboriginal Culture Kuranda

Rainforestation has been celebrating this years Naidoc week which started on the 2nd of July and will finish on the 9th of July. Many of our team members have been participating in events throughout the week as well as keeping the Aboriginal experience alive at Rainforestation. Below are a few profiles of our team members outlining what they do at Rainforestation and what events they will be attending for Naidoc week.

Name: Louis Enoch – Tranby

What do you do at CaPTA? – Rainforestation Pamagirri Dance Troupe Performer
How will you be celebrating NAIDOC week? – Attending the NAIDOC Day march.
Why is NAIDOC week so important for you? – It’s a time for Non – Indigenous and Indigenous to celebrate together as Australians.

Name: David Singleton

What do you do at CaPTA? – Assistant Mechanic and Yard
How will you be celebrating NAIDOC week? – Attending NAIDOC Day march and celebrations.
Why is NAIDOC week so important for you? – Our culture being recognised and also our accomplishments/achievements.


Name: Kawanji Brady

What do you do at CaPTA? – Rainforestation Pamagirri Dance Troupe Performer
How will you be celebrating NAIDOC week?I will be celebrating with family and friends and remembering loved ones that we have lost.
Why is NAIDOC week so important for you? – It’s important that we share our history with the younger generations. It also gives us an opportunity to meet up with friends and family that we don’t get to see often so it’s like a big reunion. I’m especially looking forward to celebrating language as part of this year’s theme as it’s important that these are not lost to our communities.


Name: Raymond Austin

What do you do at CaPTA? – Rainforestation Pamagirri Dance Troupe Performer
How will you be celebrating NAIDOC week? – Unfortunately I will be working most of the week but I’m lucky in that I get to celebrate and share my culture every day with our visitors
Why is NAIDOC week so important for you? – It’s important for reconciliation- especially between the younger and older generations – and as an opportunity for us to teach others about our culture and customs. It is about acknowledging the past and celebrating the present and welcoming visitors to country.

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