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Latest news about NAIDOC Week, Awards, Grants and Posters
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP holding the 2020 NAIDOC Poster with the artist, Tyrown Waigana

2020 NAIDOC Poster Winner honoured

30/04/2021 | Poster

2020 NAIDOC Week poster competition winner Tyrown Waigana was recently presented with a framed version of his poster design by Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt MP in small ceremony in Perth.

The framed version of the poster is traditionally presented to the winner of the NAIDOC Week poster competition during the National NAIDOC Awards. This presentation did not go ahead in 2020 due to the event's cancellation.

Save the Date! National NAIDOC Awards 2021

National NAIDOC Awards in Alice Springs to kickstart a week of celebration

28/04/2021 | Awards
The annual NAIDOC Awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities and beyond, or to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.
Shannan Dodson

Shannan Dodson elected as NAIDOC Co-Chair

28/04/2021 | Committee

The National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) has elected Yawuru woman Shannan Dodson as its new Co-Chair.

Ms Dodson succeeds Patricia Thompson who has stepped down from the Co-Chair role because of family commitments.

Born in Katherine in the Northern Territory and currently living in Sydney, Ms Dodson has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over 16 years and a strategic communications and engagement specialist.

Michelle Tuahine

Tuahine joins National NAIDOC

28/04/2021 | Committee

First Nations media veteran Michelle Tuahine has been appointed to the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC).

Ms Tuahine is a proud descendant of the Gangulu people of Central Queensland and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi of New Zealand’s North Island.

A veteran of Indigenous media, Ms Tuahine brings to the committee strong journalistic skills, having worked in the 1990s with ABC Television and in the mid-2000s with NITV, SBS and the National Indigenous Radio Service.

NAIDOC Award Nominations extended to 29 March 2021

Nominations extended for 2021 NAIDOC Awards

19/03/2021 | Awards

Nominations for the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards have been extended until 5pm AEDT, Monday 29 March 2021.

The National NAIDOC awards recognise the outstanding contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This year’s ceremony will include the 2020 and 2021 awards due to the cancellation of the 2020 awards last year.

Health Country! 4-11 July 2021

2021 NAIDOC Week theme announced: Heal Country!

20/01/2021 | Theme
The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
2020 NAIDOC Week Poster Winner 'Shape of Land' Tyrown Waigana

Tyrown Waigana – Winner of the 2020 NAIDOC Poster Competition

09/11/2020 | Poster
Proud Noongar and Saibai Islander man, Tyrown Waigana is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC poster competition for 2020. His artwork, ‘Shape of Land’, illustrates this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ as it shows the Rainbow Serpent coming out of the Dreamtime to create this country.
Netflix partners with NAIDOC Week 2020

Netflix partnership highlights Indigenous content

06/11/2020 | Theme

National NAIDOC has proudly partnered with Netflix to help highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content across the streaming service during NAIDOC Week 2020.

Across NAIDOC Week, Netflix will 'share the mic' by pointing to Indigenous stories on Netflix, NITV/SBS, and ABC iView.

These include a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, and exciting new and live content including NITV’s Big Mob Brekky and SBS/NITV’s Stand Up and Be Counted NAIDOC Concert Special.

Facebook partners with NAIDOC Week 2020

Facebook and Instagram partnership boosts national reach of Celebrations for NAIDOC Week

06/11/2020 | Theme

NAIDOC has partnered with Facebook Australia to launch new tools and initiatives to celebrate Indigenous people, stories, and businesses for NAIDOC Week 2020.

Starting 8th November across Facebook and Instagram, Australians will be empowered to connect with this year’s ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ theme and with Indigenous-designed tools, creators, and businesses.

In welcoming the partnership, National NAIDOC Co Chair, John Paul Janke said it was an exciting opportunity to expand the reach and footprint of NAIDOC Week like never before.

National NAIDOC Committee - NAIDOC Week Message 2020

NAIDOC Week 2020 brings different opportunities to connect and celebrate

06/11/2020 | Theme

Statement from the National NAIDOC Committee

Regardless of when it is celebrated NAIDOC Week is an event of national importance for all Australians.

A week borne from a day of protest, NAIDOC Week each year reminds us of the ongoing aspirations of our communities as they continue the movement towards justice and equality.

Welcome to NAIDOC.

We acknowledge all First Peoples of the beautiful lands on which we live and celebrate their enduring knowledge and connections to Country. We honour the wisdom of and pay respect to Elders past and present.