North and West Remote Health take a ‘hands on’ approach to Mount Isa NAIDOC Week Celebrations

The team from NWRH- North West participated in the Mount Isa NAIDOC Week Street March this morning; proudly walking behind a custom designed banner with special significance for the staff of one of the region’s most diverse allied health providers.

Initiated by NWRH Occupational Therapist Hang Danh and hand made with the assistance of many of the NWRH North West team members, the very special banner was modelled off the three NWRH Indigenous print uniforms, featuring designs from Mornington Island, Longreach and Doomadgee.

With cultural proficiency key in all NWRH operations, the design of this banner for the NAIDOC Week March was extra special to the NWRH North West team as it highlighted their pride and passion for the Indigenous culture and the many remote Indigenous communities in which the organisation is based.

“We are extremely proud of our North West teams efforts in hand making this beautiful banner for the Mount Isa NAIDOC Week Street March” said NWRH Chief Executive Officer Evelyn Edwards.

“The time and effort the staff put into its manufacture and the thought behind the design really highlights our teams pride and passion for Indigenous culture and their support for NAIDOC week; celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”.

The Mount Isa NAIDOC Street March commenced at 9am in the cities CBD; making its way through to the Mount Isa Skate Park where the NWRH team had their healthy smoothie bike blender on hand and coordinated a number of health promotion activities for the community along with a number of other health and community organisations.