Celebrating NAIDOC week, a message from our Chair

Recognising, respecting and appreciating the cultural, physical, emotional and spiritual connection to country of our Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people, is growing across generations. Land, waters, heritage and cultural sites need protection from exploitation and destruction.

NRM Regions Australia are listening. We are hearing the stories, thinking about our values and remain committed to working towards a healthier tomorrow, for our land, waters and all people.

This year’s theme for NAIDOC is beautiful; ‘Heal Country’. For us all to reflect on how we can contribute to a healing country I ask you to think about your own connection to country.  Please step outside, close your eyes for a few seconds and take a huge breath out. Let us all be grateful that we are able to do just that.

Let’s celebrate a healing country going forwards and not forget the truths of the past, for a country cannot heal without understanding and sitting with that history that contributed to today.

Big love to all with the NAIDOC celebrations this week,

Emma Jackson


NRM Regions Australia