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CIT supports Indigenous literacy this NAIDOC Week

Published: 11 Oct 2018

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With the support of Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Student Association, CIT Yurauna will hold its 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations on Wednesday 17 October at CIT Reid from 12pm.

CIT Yurauna operates year round and is a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educational Centre of Excellence.

CIT Yurauna Director Caroline Hughes said there is an interesting and diverse range of events on this year's calendar.

"These on-campus events are a fantastic opportunity for staff and students to strengthen, promote and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures," Ms Hughes said.

The celebrations are aligned with the national theme of NAIDOC Week 2018 - Because of Her, We Can! Underscoring the mission of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which provides literacy programs to remote communities, the public is encouraged to borrow and read an Indigenous book and come along to the book group discussions that will be hosted at CIT Reid and Bruce libraries.

"This activity will help to acknowledge the pivotal role Indigenous women have played in preserving the dreaming stories, languages and cultural knowledge through generations."

CIT Yurauna's celebrations recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the community not only as professionals, advocates and leaders, but also as mothers, elders, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and daughters.

NAIDOC Week celebrations will also feature Didgeridoo performances, basket weaving and performances by the Wiradjuri Echoes.

For more information on CIT Yurauna and NAIDOC Week celebrations visit www.cit.edu.au CIT's Indigenous book collection can be viewed here.