Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation received $1000 in funding to assist in delivering its NAIDOC celebrations for 2019.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced the funds on Friday, July 5.
Wiradjuri Elder Aunty Helen Riley said the money would go towards Mingaan's culture initiatives, payments for entertainment and supplying food for the bush camp out at the annual NAIDOC day celebrations at Capertee.
"It's hard work, we are all volunteers that put it together so every cent we get counts and really helps us out.
"We are very thankful for the funding," Mrs Riley said.
She said Mingaan were very appreciative of the money and it was greatly needed to assist this year's celebrations.
"Thank you to Paul Toole and thank you to our sponsors who continue to support us in celebrating our culture every year," she said.
Mr Toole said NAIDOC week was an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history.
"Acknowledging and celebrating history and culture is at the cornerstone of NAIDOC week each year and it is celebrated at all levels across the community, I encourage everyone to get involved.
"I wish Mingaan Wiradjuri Corporation the best of luck with their planned activities," he said.
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