On 3rd July at NSW Country championships, I participated in the NAIDOC Week celebrations. I was honoured to be involved.
The swimmers were treated to some snacks and were presented with an Indigenous swim cap ready to be raced in.
We were all announced individually onto pool deck ready for our relays which was really exciting to hear your name called!
My relay team was named Maugra which is an aboriginal word for Fish.
The two relays were so much fun. To be involved meant a lot to me. I am a proud Dabee woman. I am proud of my heritage and love learning about customs and traditions.
Being involved in the Naidoc Week celebrations is a great way of bringing conversation and awareness about Indigenous history and culture to our community in the hope to keep customs and traditions alive and to integrate these into our society for better acceptance, understanding and respect for generations to come.