NAIDOC Week

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Qantas is proud to honour NAIDOC week – Heal Country, heal our nation.

At Qantas, we strive to reflect the spirit of Australia. That spirit isn’t 200 years old. It’s over 60,000 years old.

It’s an unbelievably vast history of people, culture and knowledge.

Through our commitment to advancing national reconciliation, we seek to honour that knowledge, celebrate those cultures, and make amends for past wrongs.

About NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Heal Country, heal our nationOpens external site in a new window calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

NAIDOC history

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Take a look at the NAIDOC Week timetableOpens external site in a new window

Heal Country, heal our nation

Heal Country, heal our nationOpens external site in a new window calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

Qantas National Reconciliation Week 2021 Qantas National Reconciliation Week 2021

For this year’s NAIDOC, Qantas would like to highlight our partnership with the North Kimberley Fire Abatement Project, facilitated by the Kimberley Land Council, through our carbon offset projects at Future Planet.

Getting back country, looking after country and getting control of the future is at the heart of the Kimberley Land Council philosophy.

Kimberley Aboriginal people, including the Dambimangari people, are using traditional fire management to look after country, ensure the passing-on of traditional knowledge, protect cultural and ecological values, and develop carbon businesses.

What does this mean?

Indigenous fire management under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) presents a win-win opportunity for Kimberley Aboriginal people – a sustainable means of looking after their country and cultural values, and real progress towards achieving economic independence and improving livelihoods from native title rights, while contributing to carbon abatement and climate change mitigation.

Kimberley Traditional Owners have to date registered six fire management projects under the ERF, using Indigenous traditional knowledge of early dry season burning and modern scientific practices to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere from unmanaged and potentially dangerous late-season wildfires.

What is the impact?

As a result of these fire management techniques, there is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere. This abatement is measured and carbon credits generated, which can be sold to government, industry or large emitters of greenhouse gasses. Indigenous management of fire is therefore a valuable commodity, saleable in today’s carbon market.

North Kimberley native title groups generated about 300,000 Kyoto Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) through undertaking fire management projects in the past two years. Since the start of the projects, over one million ACCUs have been generated. The revenue generated from carbon credit sales will provide Kimberley communities with the economic boost needed to continue undertaking fire management into the future and to establish other commercial businesses.

Learn more

Want to learn more about NAIDOC Week? Stay up-to-date on the latest news, stories and social media updates through the National NAIDOC News and Media CentreOpens external site in a new window.

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The Future Carbon Offset Program

Next time you fly with Qantas, tick-the-box to Fly Carbon Neutral with Qantas at the time of booking. Your money is invested directly in carbon offset projects like the North Kimberley project. Making a real different to people and our planet.

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Reconciliation at Qantas

We want to foster a shared national identity where Australians take pride in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and contemporary cultures. This is critical to our reconciliation vision of shared national identity, grounded in social and cultural inclusion.

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