The theme for NAIDOC Week 2020 is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognising that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to see, hear, learn about and embrace the history of this country which dates back thousands of generations.
My name is Lacey and I am a proud Kamilaroi & Bigambul aboriginal woman & I am the owner and creator at Buck Wild Country.
For our family, many of our traditions and languages have been lost. This makes NAIDOC week all the more special for us. It is a time to share, learn and listen to the history, the culture & all of the traditions.
I wish for our brand to acknowledge our first nations peoples. This year I made a personal business pledge.
To be a brand of diversity.
To be a voice and use our platform positively, that means not allowing for a social media trend, have hard conversations every day, move forward together, create a beautiful life for our future generations.
It was in my pledge that I decided that I would like to make an acknowledgement to the traditional custodians of the land which we work, live & play on our website, a beautiful statement that can be seen by any wild one entering our space.
I wanted this to be a statement that caught our customers eye & I knew immediately I needed traditional art to do so. It was not a hard decision for me to approach @chris_deadly_art as I had already lusted over his work. Chris is a proud Bundjalung man, located in Townsville. Chris is a talented aboriginal artist who can dream up just about anything you bring forward to him with his offerings of custom designed dot art.
I asked Chris to incorporate the moon and stars, I am always chasing the stars and dreaming so this seemed so fitting. I love that we all see the same phases of the moon where ever we are. Buck Wild Country has been a journey, I wanted this art to reflect that.
As a business owner I am proud to showcase this at Buck Wild Country..
"The symbols I have used in this piece to create a story is the moon symbol on the right side and the stars shining on the clear nights sky. The yarning circle represents people sitting and yarning, enjoying the view above them with the track representing the journey they have travelled to get there."
We encourage you to use this time to listen, educate & learn..