NAIDOC WEEK 8-15 JULY 2018
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Latest news about NAIDOC Week, Awards, Grants and Posters

Because of her, we can! - Mayor Vonda Malone

15/06/2018 | Theme
This years theme celebrates the essential role that women have played - and continue to play - as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
Ben Mitchell, Committee Co-Chair

Ben Mitchell, NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair

13/06/2018 | Committee
"Because of my wife, the mother to our 8 children, I can!" Ben Mitchell from the Meriam and Mualgal peoples of the Eastern and Western Torres Straits, and National NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair gives a moving tribute to his wife of 21 years Marcia Salam. “The trials she’s been through, with Ovarian Cancer and losing our last child. To go through that and raise the rest of our 7 children, she is an inspiration to me. Because of what she is, and who she is I am able to do everything that I can in my life because of her.”
Rhonda Radley

Because of her, we can! - Rhonda Radley

13/06/2018 | Theme
This years theme celebrates the essential role that women have played - and continue to play - as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
Anne Martin Committee Co-Chair

Anne Martin, NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair

04/06/2018 | Committee
Anne Martin a Yuin woman and NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair talks about her mother, her greatest inspiration.
Congratulations Cherly Moggs NAIDOC 2018 Poster Winner

Artwork powers NAIDOC celebration of Indigenous women

01/05/2018 | Poster
Cheryl Moggs, a proud descendant of the Bigambul people of Goondiwindi, Bungunya and Toobeah regions in South West Queensland is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
NAIDOC 2018 Poster

About the artwork: tarmunggie Woman

01/05/2018 | Poster
Painted by Bigambul woman, Cheryl Moggs, from Goondiwindi, the painting portrays the 2018 theme, Because of her, we can! showing the courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Cheryl shares in her own words below, the inspiration behind the artwork.
Because of her, we can! 8-15 July 2018

2018 National NAIDOC Poster competition and Award nominations open now!

30/11/2017 | Poster
Following the announcement of the National NAIDOC theme – Because of her, we can! – the National NAIDOC poster competition and award nominations are now open. NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
2018 National NAIDOC Logo - Because of her, we can!

2018 National NAIDOC Theme Announced

09/11/2017 | Theme
NAIDOC 2018: Because of her, we can! Statement by National NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin & Mr Ben Mitchell NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.
Photo of all committee members - Anita-Lee Summers, Shannan Dodson, Lynette Riley, Kenny Bedford and Ngarra Murray

New National NAIDOC Committee members bring fresh ideas for NAIDOC 2018 and beyond

25/10/2017 | Committee
The National NAIDOC Committee has kicked off plans for NAIDOC Week 2018 with the appointment of five members to its ranks. The four new appointments - and one reappointment - follow a national selection process which saw Kenny Bedford, Lynette Riley, Ngarra Murray and Shannan Dodson appointed to Committee and Anita-Lee Summers reappointed for a second term. NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell welcomed the new members to the National Committee. "We are looking forward to working together to take NAIDOC to new heights."
NAIDOC Committee 2016

Join the National NAIDOC Committee

24/07/2017 | Committee
Applications are now open for membership of the National NAIDOC Committee for the next three years.
2017 National NAIDOC Award winners honoured in Cairns

2017 National NAIDOC Award winners honoured in Cairns

01/07/2017 | Awards
The National NAIDOC Committee last night congratulated ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were honoured at the 2017 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Cairns.  

2017 NAIDOC Week theme announced - Our Languages Matter

30/05/2017 | Theme
The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

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