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Congratulations to Joanne Cassady – Winner of the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster Competition

Image made up of two parts: on the left is a poster made of multiple colours in circles around the words ‘Our Languages Matter’. The poster is covered with many Indigenous language group names. On the right are details of NAIDOC Week
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NAIDOC Week 2017 Poster, featuring artwork by Joanne Cassady
15 May 2017

Wiradjuri woman Joanne Cassady is the winner of the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

Joanne’s winning poster, titled Your Tribe, My Tribe, Our Nation, is based on this year’s NAIDOC theme, Our Languages Matter.

When informed of her poster’s selection, Joanne said she thought they had made a mistake.

“I have achieved a goal that I wanted to achieve. My Nan would have been so proud of me,” Joanne said.

The second time poster competition entrant is passionate about language and connection to culture and passing that knowledge to the next generation.

“Language means a lot to every culture. If there was one thing I could wish for, it would be to learn my language.” Joanne said.

Quotes and information courtesy of NAIDOC committee.

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For more information, go to Joanne Cassady - Winner of the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.