About NAIDOC Week

14 Jul 2019

NAIDOC Week 2019 will run from 7-14 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.

 

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

 

National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) is an important time on the National calendar of events. This year the NAIDOC theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together.’ 

 

Each year, there is a different focus city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony. The focus city, National NAIDOC Poster Competition and the NAIDOC Awards recipients are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee.

 

Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces. At Altona Gate, we hosted boomerang decorating workshops for kids over the school holidays. 

 

To find out more about NAIDOC WEEK and its history visit: https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/history