This week is NAIDOC Week, when everyone is invited to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  This year’s theme is “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s Work Together”.

Bicycle NSW has its offices on Dharug Lands but the state of NSW has 9 regions and a network of 120 Land Councils.  

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, the name of the group that used to organise activities during NAIDOC Week.  Now the acronym has become the name of the week itself. 

Why not take the opportunity this week to visit your local land council website and ride to an event or area of local cultural significance?  Or you could participate in events near your workplace or school.

Check out the map to locate your local land council, and then this page provides links to most of the websites and Facebook pages. 

“National parks and some tour operators highlight areas of cultural significance,” said Bicycle NSW Advocacy Consultant and Mountain Bike Rider, Ray Rice.

“It’s a great time of year to head out and explore,” said Ray.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has a great tool on its website that lets you search for parks near you and filter for those with aboriginal heritage and cycling paths.

 

 

 

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