Aboriginal idols at Naidoc event
TWO Aboriginal idols from different backgrounds and different generations will spearhead the Naidoc Week family celebration day at Southern Cross University on Thursday.
Co-founder of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Michael Anderson will join Australian Idol and Deadly Award winner Casey Donovan during SCU's annual NAIDOC family celebrations this week.
Mr Anderson will reflect on the struggles of Australia's Indigenous peoples for equality and land rights, while Ms Donovan will perform her music.
The theme of Naidoc Week 2012, is 'Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on'.
Mr Anderson says the Tent Embassy remains as relevant as it first was in 1972 when he helped to establish it on the lawn of Old Parliament House.
"The fact that the Tent Embassy continues to operate indicates to everyone concerned, and not only Aboriginal people, that there is still something terribly wrong," Mr Anderson said.
The Coffs Harbour campus will host its Naidoc Week family celebration on Thursday between 11am and 3pm.
Michael Anderson will give an address between 11.45am and 12.15pm, followed by Casey Donovan's performance between 12.20pm and 1.20pm.
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