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All Australians are invited to take the time to learn, share and participate in the unique local and national celebrations that will mark NAIDOC Week 2016 (3 - 10 July).
NAIDOC Week - established in 1938 - is the opportunity to proudly acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Lani Balzan, a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman from NSW, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
As the winner, Ms Balzan will have her artwork, titled: Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together displayed on the 2016 National NAIDOC Poster and receive a $5,000 cash prize. The poster will be distributed across the country to promote NAIDOC Week 2016, which runs from 3-10 July.
2016 NAIDOC grant funding round is now closed!
The 2016 NAIDOC grant funding round has now closed. Good luck to all of those who got their applications in.
2016 NAIDOC Week theme announced
Songlines –The living narrative of our nation
Songlines are the oldest living narrative of our nation, and will be the focus for the 2016 NAIDOC Week celebrations. NAIDOC Week 2016 will run from 3-10 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.
The National NAIDOC Committee congratulates the ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were honoured at the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Adelaide last night.
Tauto Sansbury, a local South Australian Narungga man, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Tauto is a respected advocate for social justice and has fought to improve the conditions of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.
NATIONAL NAIDOC COMMITTEE MEDIA RELEASE
Winner of the 2015 National NAIDOC Poster Competition announced
Elaine Chambers, a proud Kuku Yalangi/Koa Aboriginal woman from Brisbane, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique and timeless connection to land is the special focus and theme of this year’s National NAIDOC Week celebrations.
The theme – We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate – highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.
National NAIDOC Committee Media Release - Join the National NAIDOC Committee
Nominations are now open for membership on the National NAIDOC Committee.
The National NAIDOC Committee makes key decisions on National NAIDOC activities each year including the focus city, the theme, the National NAIDOC Poster Competition winner and the National NAIDOC award recipients.
National NAIDOC Committee Co-chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell are inviting suitable applicants to apply.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups.
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC Week. The local NAIDOC events calendar will be available closer to NAIDOC Week.
Harry Alfred Pitt is a Torres Strait Islander man and this year’s successful artist behind the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster competition. Harry is currently studying Visual Art and Graphic Design and is the first person in his family to go to university. His preferred style is sketching but through his studies Harry’s style continues to evolve as he experiments with different art media.