NAIDOC 2016 – Gold Coast Titans Family Fun Day

Respect for Lore, Law & the road to deadly futures today at the Gold Coast Family Fun Day on the traditional lands of the Kombumerri people.

A great day had by our Gold Coast team who joined other Indigenous service providers connecting with community and celebrating rich and diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements of the region.

‪#‎NAIDOC2016‬ Yugambeh Country – Respect 🙂



NAIDOC 2016 – Cherbourg Community Open Day

Today Michaela, Christy & David from ATSILS Murgon office joined in festivities at the Cherbourg NAIDOC Community Open Day. Rain couldn’t dampen spirits & celebration of strong continuing culture with a large turnout at the The Ration Shed Museum.

The crowd enjoyed camp fire oven feeds, hand painting and boomerang painting for the kids. There were range of stalls and deadly performances by traditional Wakka Wakka dancers.

It was a great day out with the local Cherbourg Aboriginal Community and broader community, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, cultures and achievement on the traditional lands of the Wakka Wakka people.


NAIDOC 2016 – Toowoomba Community Day

NAIDOC Toowoomba

Yesterday staff from our Toowoomba office enjoyed a great day out at the local NAIDOC Community Day. Kevin, Deb, Tia and Chelsea did a fantastic job running the ATSILS Stall and gave away plenty of goodies and great info packs aimed at helping locals better understand their legal rights, ATSILS range of legal services available and how to get help when needed.

It was a great opportunity to engage with the future on Giabal land, helping our youth better understand which way with regards to their legal rights.


NAIDOC 2016: Songlines – The living narrative of our nation

NAIDOC 2016 Celebrations

Happy NAIDOC 2016

A fantastic week ahead celebrating the rich and diverse history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the nation.

This year’s theme, Songlines – The living narrative of our nation.

Once again the ATSILS team will be out and about at various events across the state this NAIDOC Week engaging with community and celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this great state. Keep and eye out for the team and our giveaways at various Marches, Family Fun Days and Deadly Day Out’s.

Check out the ‪#‎NAIDOC2016‬ events happening in your area here:

Have a deadly week 🙂


NAIDOC 2016 – ATSILS Sunshine Coast team help raise the flag in Caboolture

A fantastic kick off to NAIDOC celebrations last Friday on the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi people.

The team from our Maroochydore office joined local elders and community for a flag raising ceremony at Caboolture Town Square as part of the 2016 Moreton Bay Regional Council NAIDOC Week festivities.

ATSILS had an information stall at the event and staff enjoyed the opportunity to mingled with local community..

A moving Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony included traditional dance by the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troup, as well as stories & song in line with this years theme of Song Lines – the living narrative of our nation.