NAIDOC WEEK 5-12 JULY 2020
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Because of her, we can! 8-15 July 2018

2018 National NAIDOC Poster competition and Award nominations open now!

30/11/2017 | Poster
Following the announcement of the National NAIDOC theme – Because of her, we can! – the National NAIDOC poster competition and award nominations are now open. NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
2018 National NAIDOC Logo - Because of her, we can!

2018 National NAIDOC Theme Announced

09/11/2017 | Theme
NAIDOC 2018: Because of her, we can! Statement by National NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin & Mr Ben Mitchell NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.
Photo of all committee members - Anita-Lee Summers, Shannan Dodson, Lynette Riley, Kenny Bedford and Ngarra Murray

New National NAIDOC Committee members bring fresh ideas for NAIDOC 2018 and beyond

25/10/2017 | Committee
The National NAIDOC Committee has kicked off plans for NAIDOC Week 2018 with the appointment of five members to its ranks. The four new appointments - and one reappointment - follow a national selection process which saw Kenny Bedford, Lynette Riley, Ngarra Murray and Shannan Dodson appointed to Committee and Anita-Lee Summers reappointed for a second term. NAIDOC Co-Chairs Dr Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell welcomed the new members to the National Committee. "We are looking forward to working together to take NAIDOC to new heights."
NAIDOC Committee 2016

Join the National NAIDOC Committee

24/07/2017 | Committee
Applications are now open for membership of the National NAIDOC Committee for the next three years.
2017 National NAIDOC Award winners honoured in Cairns

2017 National NAIDOC Award winners honoured in Cairns

01/07/2017 | Awards
The National NAIDOC Committee last night congratulated ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were honoured at the 2017 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Cairns.  

2017 NAIDOC Week theme announced - Our Languages Matter

30/05/2017 | Theme
The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.
Joanne Cassady 2017 Poster Competition Winner

Winner announced for the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster Competition

15/05/2017 | Poster
Proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman, Joanne Cassady, is the winner of this year’s esteemed National NAIDOC Poster Competition.  
The 2017 NAIDOC Local Grant funding round is now open and will close at 4pm AEST on Thursday 27 April. Head to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website to find out how to apply for the 2017 Local Grant round!

2017 NAIDOC Local Grant funding round now open!

16/02/2017 | Grants
2017 NAIDOC Local Grant funding round is now open.

2016 National NAIDOC Award winners honoured in Darwin

11/07/2016 | Awards
The National NAIDOC Committee congratulated ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were honoured at the 2016 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Darwin on Friday 8 July. Stephen Page, a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland, was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Stephen has been the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre for the past 25 years with the goal of providing opportunities to the next generation of Indigenous storytellers. 

NAIDOC Week 2016: share, participate and discover

04/06/2016 | Theme
All Australians are invited to take the time to learn, share and participate in the unique local and national celebrations that will mark NAIDOC Week 2016 (3 - 10 July). NAIDOC Week - established in 1938 - is the opportunity to proudly acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Winner announced for the 2016 National NAIDOC Poster Competition

20/05/2016 | Poster
Lani Balzan, a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman from NSW, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

Lani Balzan - Winner of the 2016 National NAIDOC Poster Competition

20/05/2016 | Poster
Songlines tie all Aboriginal people together, represents all of the Songlines coming together to create our nation. You can see how they criss-cross the land as they run East, West, North, South and diagonally across the country to track the journeys of our ancestors.  

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