MELODY Ingra is on the organising committee for Gladstone's NAIDOC Week.
It's an important part of her year and she said she loved it.
"I'm passionate about it," Ms Ingra said.
"Because the wider community can look at positive images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander culture in Australia.
"Kids get the opportunity to embrace their culture and to be proud of it."
Ms Ingra said the important part of the week was that anyone could be involved.
"It's a time where the whole of Australia can be proud of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal history is not just for Aboriginal people but for everybody," she said.
So far NAIDOC Week has gone well with plenty of activities and celebrations.
"The GPC Elders Aged Care Luncheon was great," Ms Ingra said.
"We had Gooreng Gooreng dancers perform as well as some great singers including the elders performing for everybody.
"The art gallery showcase is always great. Pamela, the director, always puts on an amazing display for the community, which she has done for the past 10 years."
Ms Ingra said to show appreciation for Pamela Whitlock's work, the director was presented with a painting by artist Bindi Waugh.
On Monday there was a flag raising ceremony by council members and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.
"That's been a tradition that's happened for many years," Ms Ingra said.
The Rio Tinto Alcan street march is at 9.30am tomorrow, followed by the APLNG picnic at the marina.