HUNDREDS of people gathered to march down Tamworth's main street, in the culmination of the week-long NAIDOC celebrations.
Gomeroi Dance Company's Marc Sutherland said the "spirit walking down the street was really high".
"It was a really exciting day, march and week that were all well supported by the Indigenous community," Mr Sutherland said.
One of the most pleasing aspects about this year's celebrations, was the "flourishing" of many young Aboriginal leaders.
"We put a lot of time, love and energy in to our young people, so to see them a part of the celebrations like this is fantastic," he said.
"Last year, the dance workshops and performance was led by myself and some of the older Gomeroi Dance Company performers. This year, it was really led by the young people.
"Overall there is a feeling of excitement with the young people really stepping up."
Mr Sutherland said this year's theme of "Voice, Treaty, Truth" resonated across all sectors of the community.
"We're starting to see a move away from tokenistic celebrations, and starting to address core issues," he said.
"It's more than just a dance performance and art on the wall, it's about how we create cultural safe places, and change the behaviours of our community."