Betoota residents are being encouraged to participate in a range of activities this week to support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community during NAIDOC week.

This year’s festivities are be taking place at Beetson Oval in the Betoota Flight Path District, under the theme of: Voice. Treaty. Truth. The three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and were subsequently ignored by every single elected official, especially the ones with a high Indigenous population within their electorate.

NAIDOC week, as a concept is based around giving a platform to the lesser heard voices in our society, and it only makes sense that the offical after-party would carry on this theme until the early hours of Sunday morning.

The lesser heard voices of mid-90s American RNB.

NAIDOC Week appears to be not just about the politics and community outreach, but also an opportunity for the aunties to get back on the dance floor with the tried and true classic.

This year’s NAIDOC After Party was held at the old Croatian Youth Club of Bjelke Avenue and, from all reports, Aaliyah, TLC and Mariah were getting a work out.

This was not a rare occurrence at mob events over the weekend with thousands of community groups reporting how good it was to hear ‘Tha Crossroads’ back on the dance floor.

The early catalogue of Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony is commonly accepted as the most universally celebrated echoey G-Funk ballads, just ahead of Nate Dogg, before the kids inevitably take over the DJ booth and it’s all replaced by Sean Kingston and Ne-Yo


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