The team travelled to Yorta Yorta Country and partnered with the Rumbarala Aged Care Facility to capture Elders’ stories in their homes and Communities, for future generations to hear and continue learning from them.
“We were raised by our Elders. For many, they are the people we look up to for inspiration and guidance. They are the original “influencers”. We are excited to have the opportunity to hold space for Elders and to give them the well-deserved spotlight and platform to share their stories.” - Clothing The Gaps Foundation
At Bank Australia, we’re delighted to help support content creation for this meaningful initiative. We’re sharing these ‘For Our Elders’ videos and photos with the kind permission of Clothing The Gaps Foundation.
What is NAIDOC Week?
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for 2023 is ‘For Our Elders’.
‘Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.’ – National NAIDOC Committee
Who is Clothing The Gaps Foundation?
Clothing The Gaps Foundation is an independent Aboriginal-led not for profit, run by public health practitioners, working with Aboriginal people and communities through movement-based events and programs. (And our customer!)
Clothing The Gaps – the B Corp social enterprise brand – helps support the Foundation’s mission through fashion. (You’ve probably seen someone stylish wearing their designs.)