Access had the pleasure of celebrating NAIDOC Week with the Logan community at Woodridge State High School on July 4. With this year's theme 'Our Languages Matter', the event celebrated Indigenous culture with a video performance of the Australian National Anthem sung in two languages by the Yugambeh Youth Choir and a traditional Torres Strait Islander dance, performed by the Tana Fire dance group. According to Paula Dewis, co-chair of Logan First Nations Peoples Community Coalition, before European settlement over 600 Indigenous dialects were spoken in Australia, but that number has since declined to only 250. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to increase their appreciation for Indigenous Australians and to recognise the contributions they make to our country.
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