Four Nations, one design, a proud MNCLHD uniformNov 30, 2023
Aboriginal artists from four Nations collaborated on a shirt design for Mid North Coast Local Health District staff. Many staff are proudly wearing the new design.
The local health district stretches from the Camden Haven in the south to just beyond Coffs Harbour in the north, across four Aboriginal nations.
Wearing designs like these visually contributes to building a culturally inclusive atmosphere in our healthcare facilities.
“We want everyone to feel as comfortable as possible when accessing our services,” said Aboriginal Health Program Coordinator Joe Bryant.
“Representing our diverse community is important, and this shirt design is part of how we create a more welcoming environment for our employees, Aboriginal clients and community members.”
The Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance was commissioned to create the artwork. A local artist from each nation developed the design through a series of workshops with the National Aboriginal Design Agency.
The artists were Angela Marr-Grogan (Birpai), Jason Ridgeway (Dunghutti), Tori Donnelly (Gumbaynggirr) and Russell Meehan (Nganyaywan).
The Four Nations Together shirts are proudly worn by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff across the local health district.