Last Monday morning, the 9th of November 2020, the Skylight Walking Group in the Murraylands joined the annual Bridge Walk. The Bridge Walk is held to celebrate NAIDOC Week, which aims to increase community awareness of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The theme for this years NAIDOC Week is “Always Was. Always Will Be.” Skylight Murraylands Walking Group joined local First Nations people, as well as other community representatives from across the region for this event.
The Skylight Walking Group met at the rotunda near the local RSL club, and the local police closed the bridge to traffic to allow approximately 150 people to walk together across the mighty Murray River – known as “Millewa” by aboriginal people – acknowledging that First Nations people occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years and that they are spiritually and culturally connected to this country. The Bridge Walk was followed by an awards ceremony held at the local council office.
This event registered COVIDSafe Plans and met COVIDSafe requirements.