Posted July 2021
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (Commonwealth of Australia, 2020)
You can read more about the history of NAIDOC and download a NAIDOC History Timeline from: https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/history
With growing awareness of the distinct cultural histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, a theme is chosen each year to reflect important issues, further raising awareness during NAIDOC Week celebrations and beyond.
This year, the NAIDOC Week theme is Heal Country, heal our nation and official celebrations will occur from Sunday 4 July - Sunday 11 July. You can read more about the Heal Country, heal our nation theme at: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2021-theme
There are many ways to be involved in NAIDOC events and celebrate in your local or neighbouring community.
Look for events on your local council website, as well as registered events right across Australia here: https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events