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Cancellation of the 2020 National NAIDOC Awards and the 2020 Awards Ceremony

17/08/2020 | Awards
The National NAIDOC Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 National NAIDOC Awards ceremony. The Awards ceremony was scheduled to be held in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in November. The difficult decision was made considering the changing and widespread impacts of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of travel restrictions, quarantining, and physical distancing requirements. This decision was not taken lightly and was reached in consultations with the Alice Springs NAIDOC Committee and other stakeholders and partners.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week. Local Grant Applications Open. Closes 17 August 2020

The 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants round have re-opened

21/07/2020 | Grants
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the postponement of NAIDOC Week to 8-15 November, the local grant round had been put on hold. NAIDOC Local Grants offer an opportunity for community groups to organise activities that celebrate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements, and our continuing contributions to our country and society. The NAIDOC Local Grants support all activities, big and small. The majority of grants are for amounts of $500 to $1,000.

Join the National NAIDOC Committee

06/07/2020 | Committee
Expressions of Interest are now open for membership of the National NAIDOC Committee for the period of September 2020 – August 2023.
Always Was, Always Will Be. 8-15 Nov 2020 #NAIDOC2020

New dates announced for NAIDOC Week 2020

17/06/2020 | Committee
National NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations will be held from the 8-15 November. The November dates follow the decision by the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) to postpone NAIDOC Week from the original July dates due to the impacts and uncertainty from the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across our communities and cities. The postponement was aimed at protecting our elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues from the disastrous impacts of COVID19. As cooler weather approaches the need to protect our most susceptible remains.
2020 NAIDOC Week Poster Winner 'Shape of Land' Tyrown Waigana

Waigana wins coveted NAIDOC 2020 Poster competition

17/06/2020 | Poster
Tyrown Waigana, a Perth based artist and designer, has been named as this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition. His winning entry - Shape of Land - was judged by the National NAIDOC Committee to have best illustrated the 2020 NAIDOC theme: Always Was Always Will Be. Waigana, a proud Noongar and Saibai Islander, has previously been named as one of WA’s best new and emerging Indigenous artists.

Closure of 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants Round

18/03/2020 | Grants
Due to the risk to public health currently posed by the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Australian Government has advised Australians to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing measures. These measures include avoiding large public gatherings if they are not essential, and keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible.

NAIDOC Week 2020 Postponed

18/03/2020 | Theme
The National NAIDOC Committee has decided to postpone NAIDOC Week 2020 (5 July - 12 July) in the interest of safety for our communities.

2020 National NAIDOC Poster Competition and Award Nominations Open!

19/12/2019 | Poster
Celebrate Always Was, Always Will Be. by entering the NAIDOC 2020 poster competition, or nominating for a National NAIDOC award   The NAIDOC 2020 theme - Always Was, Always Will Be. - recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the ancient history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.

2020 NAIDOC Week theme announced: Always Was, Always Will be

17/12/2019 | Theme
The NAIDOC 2020 theme - Always Was, Always Will Be. - recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

2019 National NAIDOC Awards Recipients

07/07/2019 | Awards
The National NAIDOC Awards have been presented in Canberra recognising the significant achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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NAIDOC Committee - thanks to our 2019 sponsors and partners

05/07/2019 | Committee
The National NAIDOC Awards are a significant event on the NAIDOC Week calendar. 

Sultan, Donovan, Anu and The Merindas headline 2019 National NAIDOC Awards

03/07/2019 | Awards
A glittering line-up of some of this country’s most iconic Indigenous musicians and entertainers will perform at the prestigious National NAIDOC Awards in Canberra this weekend.