NAIDOC Week 2014 - Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

National NAIDOC Committee Media Release - NAIDOC Week 2014 Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

This week Australians have the opportunity to share and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation. Let us join together to celebrate the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week 2014 (6-13 July).

National NAIDOC Committee co-chairs Anne Martin and Ben Mitchell said "This year’s theme Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served with honour and pride in Australia's military conflicts and engagements across the globe."

Hundreds of events are taking place across the country from a community fun day in Gawler, SA to an Indigenous art tour of the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, WA. The National NAIDOC Committee encourages you to find out what is happening in your local area and join in the celebrations.

The week will conclude with the presentation of the National NAIDOC Awards at a ceremony and ball event on the Gold Coast on Friday 11 July.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Indigenous artists, scholars, sportspeople, Elders and community members across the country. There are 10 award categories, including the Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets for the event are now sold out but you can catch the broadcast on NITV on Saturday 19 July at 7:30 pm AEST.

For more information on NAIDOC Week and to find out what events are taking place near you, visit www.naidoc.org.au.