Today was the last day of NAIDOC week, a celebration across Australia of culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torra Straight Islander people. The State of Reconciliation 2016 reported that one third of people in this country have had no meaningful contact with black Australia. There is a general lack of understanding and knowledge from the wider Australian population. The little that is known is often negative and stereotyping from mainstream media. NAIDOC week is a chance to share in culture, celebrate and learn about the oldest surviving culture on earth. Reconciliation starts with recognising history and showing pride in first nations people, in doing so we are helping to empower the next generation of Aboriginal and Torrest Straight Islanders and enrich all Australians. Photo of Yolngu boys on Milingimbi Island in North East Arnhem land by @_justine_muller for @everydayaustralia #naidoc2016 #culture #pride #milingimbi #everydayeverywhere
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