NAIDOC week was celebrated in Peak Hill this year with two special events to heal and honour the community.
Parkes Neighbourhood Central hosted a Red Dust Healing workshop at the Healing and Learning Centre in Peak Hill. Up to 40 people attended including community members, elders and service providers.
The workshop was presented by facilitator and founder Uncle Tom Powell. Red Dust Healing is a specific cultural healing program written from an Indigenous perspective.
In keeping with this year’s NAIDOC theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth, a NAIDOC award presentation was held after the workshop to recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to their community.
A big congratulations to young Cooper Dart from Peak Hill Central School who was nominated as Youth of the Year 2019, and to Shani Hando owner/manager of the new Boomerang Café who took home the award for Community Person of the Year 2019.
By Amanda Corcoran