Clare's 2020 NAIDOC event postponed due to COVID-19

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Media release about the postponement of Clare's NAIDOC event

Clare’s NAIDOC event, scheduled for this Saturday 21 November, has been postponed due to the recent COVID-19 cluster discovered in the Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Helen Macdonald said the event’s organising committee had made the difficult decision after reviewing the State Government’s advice.

“It’s very disappointing not be able to go ahead with the event this Saturday, but the health of our community is a priority,” she said. “An important consideration is the risk posed to Aboriginal communities, who are particularly vulnerable to this virus.

“We plan to reschedule the event after the restrictions are lifted, so we hope to announce a new date within the next two weeks. We have a fantastic full-day event organised that we hope will come to fruition this year.”

This will be the second public NAIDOC event in Clare, with the organising committee working hard to create vibrant experiences that bring centuries-old Ngadjuri cultural practices to life.

Led by the Clare NAIDOC committee together with Ngadjuri Nation Aboriginal Corporation, this event is supported by the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board and Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council and the Landscape Levy. The Clare NAIDOC event has also received support from Sonder and the Department for Education.

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