SAC takes out top NAIDOC Week Award
Established in 2000, the Surat Aboriginal Corporation (SAC) has gained an outstanding reputation and status throughout Queensland which has been recognised in a recent award ceremony held during the 2019 NAIDOC Week celebrations in Roma.
SAC was awarded NAIDOC Week Person / Organisation of the Year for 2019 in the Maranoa, for their dedication to not only the preservation, promotion and development of Indigenous Culture, but for their support and sustainability initiatives provided to Indigenous communities across the region.
Jessica Walsh, Manager of SAC said the award came as a surprise to the SAC staff, stating they were both shocked and humbled to have received the award.
“As an organisation, we want to see healthy, strong and empowered Indigenous communities embracing opportunities to develop positive, sustainable outcomes for current and future generations.
“There are many wonderful Indigenous organisations and people within the Maranoa and greater South West Queensland region, and we’re proud to be working alongside them to achieve our goals in supporting and strengthening Indigenous communities,” Jessica said.
“It is through working together, that we can really make an impact and see improvement in the overall wellbeing of Indigenous peoples,” she further added.
Based in Surat, with a focus on the Maranoa region, SAC is the main provider of Indigenous cultural and historical material to schools and tertiary institutions, tourism associations, community development committees, individuals and grey nomads passing through the area who become potential distributors of the local knowledge and stories passed on to them.
Delivering health and community services to multiple towns across the Maranoa, the Corporation has, and continues to, develop and implement various program in the region, whilst also incorporating projects that extend throughout the wider South West Queensland area.
For further information about the Surat Aboriginal Corporation, head to their website www.sacorporation.org or contact the team on 4626 5288.