Hundreds march to celebrate NAIDOC Week
THIS morning, several hundred people marched from the The Tweed Civic Centre, up Wharf Street to Jack Evans boat harbour where celebrations continued for NAIDOC Week.
Indigenous elders to tiny toddlers took part in the march, a colourful affair with plenty of singing and celebrating as the large group made their way towards the Queensland border with a police escort.
Colin Appo, marching with Karina Glasser and twins Marshal and Fraser, was in good spirits about the week's celebrations.
"It is just a great celebration for all Aboriginal people, something we are very proud of," Mr Appo said.
Husband and wife, Jennifer and Clive Hammond are not indigenous, but wanted to march regardless to show their support.
"We are grey nomads travelling the country, and we wanted to march to say sorry on behalf of all Australian people,"Mrs Hammond said, as she waved an Aboriginal flag.
Celebrations in Tweed Heads comes to a close tonight at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, with the NAIDOC dinner dance set to be a big hit again.