3 – 10 July 2022
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Erin Woolford joins the National NAIDOC Committee

The National NAIDOC Committee is happy to announce the appointment of new member Erin Woolford. The committee is very pleased to have Erin on board and is looking forward to working with her.
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Erin Woolford

The National NAIDOC Committee is happy to announce the appointment of new member Erin Woolford. The committee is very pleased to have Erin on board and is looking forward to working with her.

Erin is a Kuyani Arrernte woman and a multi-award-winning Aboriginal Affairs specialist with 25 years’ experience across the for-purpose, Aboriginal community controlled, corporate, academic, government and professional services sectors working within regional, remote and metropolitan communities.

Erin’s specialisation is in community and economic development, policy reform, strategy co-design, governance, consultation and negotiations, and leading large transformation projects.

NAIDOC is Erin’s favourite time of the year “as it's an opportunity to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoying success”. Erin states “so much of the narrative about our communities is often focused on the inequality and disadvantage that continues to be experienced in Australia, whereas NAIDOC for me is all about promoting the amazing contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made and continue to make in our country. And moreover, it's about bringing all Australians together to share in our pride.”  

A few of Erin’s career achievements include, winning the Gladys Elphick Regional Award for active contribution to Aboriginal communities and initiating positive change to the lives of others, SACOME’s Exceptional Woman in South Australian Resources and receiving a High Commendation at BHP's Global Awards for contribution to communities.

Welcome Erin, we are sure you will be a very valued member of the National NAIDOC Committee.

National NAIDOC Week 2022 will be held across the nation from 3-10 July.

Our uniqueness as the oldest continuing culture on the planet, and our 50,000yrs of survival.
John Paul Janke
Co-Chair
Shannan Dodson
promote the amazing contribution we make to this nation
Shannan Dodson
Co-Chair
...celebrate our heritage and culture in public forums.
Lynette Riley
Kenny Bedford
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
Gordon Cole
...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
Steven Satour
...further expand and promote our culture and the opportunities there are to participate and appreciate
Steven Satour
Michelle Tuahine
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
NAIDOC for me is all about promoting the amazing contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made
Erin Woolford