ABC Coffs Coast Facebook Post
“Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council’s CEO Nathan Brennan was among thousands at an Invasion Day march in Brisbane today. ❤️🖤💛
Australia Day is acknowledged as Invasion Day, Survival Day, and a Day of Mourning by many Indigenous Australians.
Mr Brennan says it’s important the nation’s history and on-going issues that First Nation’s people face are discussed on January 26 to ensure we can move forward together as a country.
“It’s is confronting, it’s such a terrible thing, but we need to talk about it,” Mr Brennan says.
As a proud Gumbaynggirr man, he says it would be great to hold a similar march in Coffs Harbour next year to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people across the country.
“Aboriginal people across the country are facing a diverse range of issues that aren’t being highlighted,” he says.
“I think that we are in a good position in Coffs Harbour to be able to support those communities.
“I’ve thought about what we can do here in Coffs Harbour to play our part.””