NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year in July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but by people from all walks of life. This year, NAIDOC Week runs from Sunday 8 July – Sunday 15 July.
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.
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Because of her, we can!
The theme celebrates the essential role women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at community, local, state and national levels.