The Australian, Council, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags raised by Kay Harper, Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham, Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers, Lindsay Johnson and Mick Ghee.
The Australian, Council, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags raised by Kay Harper, Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham, Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers, Lindsay Johnson and Mick Ghee. Contributed

Celebrations in Gladstone underway for NAIDOC Week

LOCAL leaders paid tribute to Gladstone's indigenous communities on Monday, as celebrations for NAIDOC Week got officially underway.

NAIDOC - which stands for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day Observance Committee - is an Australia-wide movement to reflect on achievements of Aboriginal people and culture, and local leaders attended yesterday's ceremony along with all Gladstone councillors.

Local events continue on Tuesday, with the GPC Aged Care and Elders lunch, then the launch of the Broken Links Exhibition at Gladstone Library tomorrow.

A NAIDOC March will take place at Anzac Park in Gladstone at 9.30am on Friday.