NAIDOC Week 2021 is taking place this week and three organisations have been provided a grant to help celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence and Australia’s rich history and culture.

This funding is part of the Morrison Government’s $1.4 million program to support local organisations to celebrate NAIDOC week.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin invites everyone to get involved, learn more about local Indigenous cultures, and share in the traditions that make Australia unique.

Successful NAIDOC Week Grant recipients in Barker were:

  • Mid Murray Council – $1,300
  • Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Limited (Murray Bridge) – $10,000
  • Renmark High School – $1,000

“NAIDOC week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” Mr Pasin said.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, explained that each year, the NAIDOC Week theme draws our attention to an important issue for everyone to consider.

“This year’s theme, Heal Country!, is a call to action to protect and preserve land, water, culture and more – for the benefit of all Australians.”

You can find out more about NAIDOC Week 2021 at

All of the events funded as part of the NAIDOC local grants program are required to have COVID-19 plans in place. It is important that anyone attending an event observes these plans and local restrictions to ensure everyone stays safe.