Celebrating Naidoc Week

07 Jul 2019

  

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

From 7 to 14 July, NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

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.

This year's theme is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.

The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old.

 

They are the first words spoken on this continent.  Languages that passed down lore, culture and knowledge for over millennia.  They are precious to our nation.

 

Mildand Gate is proud to acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019.