Collie Police holds NAIDOC Week barbecue on July 12

Having fun: Collie Police and community representatives attended this year's NAIDOC Week sausage sizzle on July 12. Photo: Collie Mail.
Having fun: Collie Police and community representatives attended this year's NAIDOC Week sausage sizzle on July 12. Photo: Collie Mail.

Acknowledging the town's indigenous citizens, Collie Police recently held their second NAIDOC Week sausage sizzle at Central Park.

Police, Collie PCYC, and community representatives came together and engaged in conversation on Friday, July 12.

Collie Police Officer in Charge Heath Soutar said they recognised the importance of this year's NAIDOC Week theme - Voice. Treaty. Truth.

"We came up with the idea to help celebrate NAIDOC Week," he said.

"Events like these help us to build/maintain community relationships. It's all about working together for a shared future.

"We also recognise our indigenous people and the traditional owners of this land.

"We seek to maintain communication with everyone in the community."

Between July 7 and 14, community members across the South-West organised and participated in NAIDOC Week activities and events.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the extraordinary achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Voice. Treaty. Truth are key to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement From the Heart. They also represent the unified position of First Nations Australians.

Visit naidoc.org.au for more details about NAIDOC Week.