Community celebrates NAIDOC Week
MORE than 50 people attended National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations on Tuesday at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre.
Councillor John Collins opened the ceremony that was followed by the raising of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags by Sue West and Jimmy Areag.
Attendees were treated to a special performance by Indigenous dancers from Mackay as well as a morning tea, a children's art competition and stalls providing a variety of health and well being information.
NAIDOC week aims to increase awareness of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians across the country.
Event committee member Pauline Youse said she thought the celebrations went very smoothly.
"It was good to see so many kids come along," she said.
"I think NAIDOC week helps get people more involved in the community."