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NAIDOC AWARD NOMINATIONS 2018
Each year, during NAIDOC Week, Australia pauses to recognise the achievements of indigenous citizens in a wide range of fields. NAIDOC is a celebration of indigenous history, culture and achievements, and in Bundaberg there’s plenty to celebrate.
Achievement deserves recognition, which is why the local NAIDOC committee is calling for nominations for the 2018 NAIDOC Awards. These prestigious awards will be presented at the NAIDOC Ball 14 July 2018.
There are a broad range of categories for the awards –
• Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
• Sportsperson of the Year
• Youth of the Year
• Artist of the Year
• Elder of the Year (Male and Female)
• Scholar of the Year
• Person of the Year.
And this year there is a special category to mark this year’s theme ‘Because of Her We Can’ – Inspirational Woman.
Nominated achievers must be of Indigenous descent, identify as indigenous and be accepted by the local community.
If you know of an indigenous achiever you’d like to nominate, just go to the website where you’ll find more information and details of how to nominate. Nominations are open now until the 27th of May.
Consent Determination Celebration
On Tuesday 28 November 2017, the Federal Court of Australia held a Consent Determination hearing at the Gladstone Entertainment Center, where the Honorable Justice Dowsett formally recognized PCCC’s native title claim, covering approximately 46,000 sq km of land and waters in Central Queensland.
On behalf of PCCC we would like to thank all who came to share the celebrations of this successful day, it was an historic event for the Region and we are extremely proud of our people for achieving the native tile recognition. You can view more of our photos on our website of this special event under Resources and photo gallery.
We are very grateful for how well the Consent Determination Hearing and Celebrations went last week and we would like to acknowledge and thank our Corporate Partners and Sponsors who helped the celebrations become such a memorable moment in history. Thank you;
- Gladstone Ports Corporation
- Gladstone Regional Council
- The Queensland Government
- APLNG ConcoPhillips
- Rio Tinto
- National Australia Bank
We would also like to share a special thank you to Nhulundu Health Services and Gidarjil Development Corporation for their help and support.
Without our Corporate Partners and Sponsor the PCCC would find it difficult to organise events and programs so we would like to say a very big thank you for the support, sponsorship and also ongoing commitment to the PCCC community.
We're on Facebook
Just in case you didn't already know PCCC has joined the social media world and now has a Facebook page. We're trying to keep as much information flowing through to the Facebook page as we can to help keep everyone up to date with what is happening at PCCC. Make sure you Like and Follow PCCC Trust on Facebook today.
Indigenous Scaffolding Company Builds Success
PCCC would like to congratulate Mick Eggmolesse and the team at Byellee Scaffolding and Rigging on winning a new tender. This is great news and another example of successful businesses being run by the mob and training and employing young indigenous people. To see the full media release Follow this link......
Bundy & Gladstone NAIDOC
2017 NAIDOC celebrations went off with great success in Bundaberg and Gladstone and we thank the committees and all participants who helped make it such a great week.
We're looking forward to the celebrations scheduled for 2018.
The local governments; North Burnett Regional Council, Gladstone Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Council within the PCCC Claim Area had been in negotiations with the PCCC Applicants for 4-5 years. Mayors within the PCCC Jurisdiction area, Jack Dempsey of the Bundaberg Region, Matt Burnett of the Gladstone Region and Rachel Chambers of the North Burnett Region signed the ILUA alongside our PCCC Applicants. All 3 local governments in this area are 100% supportive of the partnership and the outcomes that the future holds for PCCC People. One of the major Outcomes for the future include such things as, permanently flying the Aboriginal Flag, Employment and Common use of land specified in the ILUA.
As a PCCC Claimant I felt the occasion was a momentous day, demonstrated good will and set the standard for future negotiations for the PCCC. Other claimants who were also in attendance spoke with the same regard to the signing.
Article by: Cherissma Blackman- Merooni (Gurang)
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