QCS celebrates NAIDOC Week across Queensland
Next week, July 7 to 14 is NAIDOC Week, a time when we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is Voice… Treaty… Truth, the three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and our colleagues.
QCS is marking NAIDOC Week with celebrations at correctional centres and community corrections offices across Queensland, giving us the opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander officers and stakeholders.
In particular, our dedicated Cultural Liaison Officers and our partnerships with Elders and community representatives bring cultural relevance and understanding to further help preserve culture, and facilitate rehabilitation.
We are committed to keeping communities safe by working effectively and culturally appropriately with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners and offenders.
We acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander officers and the many Elders and community representatives with whom we work closely to provide cultural support to prisoners and offenders in our care.
Thank you to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues for their important contribution to community safety.