Strong Voices: Aboriginal workers build new trail aiming to raise awareness of the cultural significance of the area


Celebrations took place at the Yeperenye/Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park near Alice Springs for the official opening of their new public walking and cycling trail between Anthwerrke (Emily Gap) and Atherrke (Jessie Gap). 30 Aboriginal workers built the trail by hand and received on the job training, while employment opportunities where passed on for locals in trail design, construction and tourism.

Across to NSW where the Lake Macquarie City Council has voted to rename two local sites following a divisive community debate about the use of racist place names.

And for First Nations people dealing with mental health concerns it can difficult for those who want to speak to someone in language or find information that is culturally appropriate, this can be a challenge. But a new campaign from R U OK is looking to include such resources created by First Nations people.