This year's official NAIDOC Week celebrations may have been postponed but Dubbo Regional Council still found a way to mark the occasion.
The National NAIDOC Committee has confirmed last week that the 2020 NAIDOC Week event, which celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, will now take place from November 8 to 15.
The annual week is usually held in the first week of July.
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However, the decision to postpone was made to make it safer for those who are celebrating in light on the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Dubbo, mayor Ben Shields and deputy mayor Stephen Lawrence caught up with Aunty Narelle Boys and Uncle Lewis Burns to reflect on this year's NAIDOC theme 'Always Was, Always Will Be'.
Dubbo Regional Council says the region is honoured to have such rich Aboriginal culture, with elders who have a wealth of knowledge.
Council has already started planning for the NAIDOC celebrations in November but said they still wanted to recognise the significance of the week.