We want to acknowledge the Dharug people as the traditional owners of the land on which our head office in Rydalmere is located. It has, and always will be Dharug land. NAIDOC 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be NAIDOC week invites communities across Australia to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Traditionally taking place in July, NAIDOC week 2020 had been postponed to November 8th-15th due to restrictions put in place for gatherings for much of the year. However, with safety measures in place, the celebrations and cultural events of NAIDOC 2020 will be going ahead. The theme for NAIDOC 2020 is Always Was, Always Will Be. 2020 has been a year for the history books, and that includes the stories of Indigenous Australians. But this year's NAIDOC observance also shines a light on the continuous histories and stories of Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders in every chapter of history. BRAUMS to take part in NAIDOC 2020 This year we are excited to recognise NAIDOC week, which provides an opportunity for BRAUMS to stop and check where we are today and how we would like to engage more effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in a meaningful way. NAIDOC week presents an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the successes of Indigenous-identifying Australians in our team and in the community as a whole. But more importantly, by placing a spotlight on the Indigenous community, NAIDOC week highlights the necessity of listening to Indigenous voices year-round and fostering the opportunities available to members of Australia's Indigenous communities. There are multiple ways to celebrate or observe NAIDOC, and BRAUMS has committed to a number of initiatives reflective of the 2020 landscape. We would like to share how we have celebrated NAIDOC this November, and how we plan to develop opportunities and resources that work year-round. BRAUMS Partners with KARI BRAUMS are proud of our Diverse and Inclusive workforce, however, when we examined our makeup, we saw that we had an opportunity to do more to recognise and pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Both through the services and suppliers we use and by identifying employment opportunities in our networks. BRAUMS are excited to announce that we will be partnering with KARI. KARI provides Aboriginal community support and cultural preservation initiatives. KARI's main mission is to build strength in families through the provision of quality Aboriginal community support services. Their vision is to help Aboriginal families, youth and communities' to flourish. KARI will be working with Senior Management to develop BRAUMS' inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan. They will provide invaluable support as BRAUMS seeks to build a framework that will build our cultural awareness amongst all staff and senior management. KARI will provide cultural awareness training to all of our staff, as well as look for opportunities where we can support the local Indigenous community with scholarships and in developing further opportunities for Aboriginal employment with BRAUMS. BRAUMS Shows off New High Visibility workwear for NAIDOC week BRAUMS shows off new high visibility safety workwear BRAUMS has continued our NAIDOC celebrations by revealing our new high visibility safety workwear, design by Luke Penrith, Indigenous artist and designer. Luke's design is titled Bloodlines, and was created to show the inter-connectedness of the land. We aim to foster the success and development of Indigenous Australians in our team and in the community all year round. Each day these shirts are worn is a commitment and celebration of the Indigenous histories that have shaped our nation.