Celebrating NAIDOC Week at the Cotton On Group
As a global business born and based in Australia, NAIDOC week is an incredibly important time for us as we come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to learn more about the traditional owners of our land and it’s no different at the Cotton On Group.
This NAIDOC week, our team members from across the globe are invited to participate in a variety of virtual workshops and sessions as a chance to come together, celebrate and learn more about Australia’s rich Indigenous culture.
Team members will participate in a cultural awareness workshop hosted by local Wadawurrung woman, Corrina Eccles. Corrina’s commitment to sharing knowledge and educating those around her keeps the spirit, voice and traditions of Wadawurrung people alive and hopes by sharing, we can all understand, come together and care for Wadawurrung Country, where the Group’s Geelong Support Centre is located.
We’re lucky enough to have Yorta Yorta woman, Allira Potter hosting a unique guided mediation for our team, incorporating Indigenous practices and First Nations knowledge into her teachings.
Later on, we’ll also be joined by our friends and Cotton On Foundation partners at the Mulka Project in Yirrkala NT, who will be running a digital live music workshop straight out of North East Arnhem Land. The Mulka Project’s Music Studio Coordinator and Sound Engineer Arian Pearson (East Journey band member) will be delivering the program, alongside local music producer Kris Keogh and the middle year students in Yirrkala.
At the Group, we see this week as an opportunity to start conversations, educate ourselves and celebrate the traditional owners of the land in which our business began.