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The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.

This year’s theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.

In August 1963, the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions – framed by traditional ochre paintings of clan designs – to the Australian House of Representatives.

The focus city for National NAIDOC for 2013 is PERTH!

The National NAIDOC Awards and Ball event will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, 12 July

Tickets will be available in Mid-May 2013.

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Statement by National NAIDOC Committee co-chairpersons Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell.

Twelve outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians were honoured at the 2012 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony and Ball in Hobart last night.

The awards highlight the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of people in their communities and beyond or to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.

Congratulations to the 2012 National NAIDOC Award winners:

Suitable applicants are invited to nominate for membership of the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC).

The NNC is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander committee that sets the policy and the arrangements for the National NAIDOC Awards and NAIDOC Week celebrations.

This position requires substantial commitment, including willingness to travel to attend committee meetings on weekends.

Membership of the NNC is voluntary and no remuneration is provided for the position.

Applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

After a first and second release, we are excited to announce that all tickets to this year’s National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony and Ball have sold out.

Aboriginal artist, Amanda Joy Tronc, from Chinchilla in Queensland has won the prestigious 2012 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

Ms Tronc will receive a $5,000 cash prize and her artwork will feature on the 2012 National NAIDOC poster. The poster will be distributed across the country to promote NAIDOC Week 2012, which runs from 1–8 July.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and National NAIDOC Committee co-chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell, announced Ms Tronc’s submission, titled Look at us now, as the winning artwork for 2012.