2 – 9 July 2023
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Committee

The Committee is entrusted with making key decisions about National NAIDOC Week events on behalf of all First Nations people. The Committee is responsible for setting the dates and theme annually for National NAIDOC Week, selecting the winner of the National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition, selecting the winners of the National NAIDOC Week Awards and selecting the focus city for future National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremonies.

The National NAIDOC Committee (the Committee) is an independent of government, voluntary Committee comprising ten Members of which two are elected Co-Chairs.

The Committee is entrusted with making key decisions about National NAIDOC Week events on behalf of all First Nations people. The Committee is responsible for setting the dates and theme annually for National NAIDOC Week, selecting the winner of the National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition, selecting the winners of the National NAIDOC Week Awards and selecting the focus city for future National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremonies.

Committee Members are appointed for a term of three years following a public expression of interest process.

Steven Satour was elected Co-Chair by his fellow Committee Members in August 2022, along with Aunty (Dr) Lyn Riley who is Acting Co-Chair.

Find out more about Committee Members by clicking on their photos below.

To get in touch with Members of the National NAIDOC Committee please fill out and submit the contact form.

...celebrate our heritage and culture in public forums.
Aunty (Dr) Lynette Riley
Acting Co-Chair
...further expand and promote our culture and the opportunities there are to participate and appreciate
Steven Satour
Co-Chair
promote the amazing contribution we make to this nation
Shannan Dodson
Co-Chair
I try to support as many local events as possible.
Kenny Bedford
NAIDOC is now a key part of our identity and history and an intergenerational responsibility.
Ngarra Murray
...passionate about ensuring that NAIDOC Week celebrations not only continue to highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievements of my people
Gordon Cole
...celebrate our incredible achievements, our strength, our resilience, our humour, all the things that make us proud.
Kimberley Benjamin
NAIDOC for me is all about promoting the amazing contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made
Erin Woolford
NAIDOC Week inspires me to celebrate, commemorate, and give thanks for the strength and legacy of those who have gone before us, and reminds me of the freedoms hard fought for us to enjoy.
Michelle Tuahine