What are employees’ holistic needs? We can break these down into three health categories: physical, social and mental. Physically, people need healthy food, sufficient sleep and exercise.
NAIDOC celebrations are held all around Australia in July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect & Celebrate; the theme chosen for this year’s celebration, highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.
Staff, clients and customers were invited to a morning tea to join us in celebration. Cater Care’s General Manager Food, Sean Anderson, developed a bespoke NAIDOC Week recipe using Wattle Seed, a classic native ingredient. Taste of Cater Care recipe cards for Sean’s Wattle Seed, Scorched Almond and Chocolate Chip Cookies were available on the day and were also mailed to our clients. Damper, dipping oil and Dukkah (made using native herbs and seeds) was also available to try.
Each year, the celebrations culminate with the NAIDOC Awards which recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians have made to improve the lives of Indigenous people and to promote Indigenous issues. This year we were able to invite some of our clients to join us at the Awards.
The event gave us the opportunity to connect more closely with NAIDOC initiatives and the people driving those principles; it’s important to participate if we want to improve our understanding and ensure that we generate positive outcomes for Indigenous communities.
Cater Care extends our congratulations to all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Award winners who were honoured at the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony held in Adelaide.