The National NAIDOC Committee has championed the greater involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses as part of NAIDOC Week, partnering with a wide variety of companies.
This year, 100,000 copies of National NAIDOC poster were printed by Kulbardi – an Indigenous-owned holistic workplace supplier. The 600,000 promotional items were produced by Outback Global - a strategic sourcing company providing procurement solutions to corporate and government organisations.
The National NAIDOC Awards Gala has been event managed by Sydney-based media and communications company, 33 Creative.
Indigi-print, a Melbourne-based company, is the official printer of the 2019 NAIDOC Award programs which feature artwork by artist Lucy Simpson, founder of Gaawaa Miyay. Ms Simpson’s artwork will also feature on digital displays throughout the night itself.
The National NAIDOC Award trophies have been an iconic feature of the Awards for over a decade – the glass plates being designed and created by Wathaurong Glass, a company based in Geelong, Victoria.
Gordon Cole, National NAIDOC Committee member and award-winning business owner of Cole Workwear said the inclusion of the companies reflected the importance of involving Indigenous businesses this year.
“Honouring and recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Businesses is vital as the impact of their success has multiple layers that positively ripple into their families and throughout communities,’ he said.
“Their pursuit of excellence is to be commended, as is their enormous contribution to the Australian economy. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business is the sleeping giant that has awoken in Australia.”
The National NAIDOC Awards will be broadcast live on NITV (channel 34) from the National Convention Centre in Canberra on Saturday 6 July 2019 from 6.30pm AEST. You can also watch online via live stream on SBS on Demand and the NITV Facebook page.
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