25/03/2019 | Awards
The 2019 National NAIDOC award nominations are currently still open! As part of the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) I took a moment to reflect on why these awards are so important. Do awards still matter? Does the wider community pay attention to them really?
15/03/2019 | Awards
The National NAIDOC Committee is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from across the country to be the Focus City for the 2020 or 2021 National NAIDOC Awards ceremonies. Local NAIDOC Committees and other suitable organisations are invited to submit EOIs by Friday 5 April 2019 (5pm AEDT). The National NAIDOC Committee will select the 2020 and 2021 Focus City for the NAIDOC Awards ceremony from a merit list of suitable EOIs. The successful Focus City is announced each year at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.
21/11/2018 | Poster
Do you know someone who has improved the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their communities and beyond? Then nominate them for a NAIDOC Award!
14/11/2018 | Theme
The National NAIDOC Committee invites all Australians to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement of the nation for a better future.
08/10/2018 | Committee
Three new members were warmly welcomed onto the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) recently as preparations for NAIDOC Week 2019 got underway. Kimberley Benjamin, Gordon Cole and Steven Satour joined other NNC members in Canberra back in September at the first NAIDOC planning meeting of the Committee post NAIDOC 2018. NAIDOC Co-Chairs John Paul Janke and Pat Thompson said that the Committee was excited to welcome new members who each bring experiences, skills and a strong passion for NAIDOC.
19/09/2018 | Committee
The National NAIDOC Committee has welcomed three new members to its ranks as planning commence for NAIDOC 2019. The new board members are:
03/08/2018 | Committee
Are you interested in setting the direction for national NAIDOC Week celebrations? Do you have the skills, passion and networks to help us drive and grow the celebrations?
17/07/2018 | Theme
I am a Bardi Jawi woman from the Kimberley, I grew up in Broome and spent a lot of time around the ocean. While growing up my Nana Lexie would always encouraged me to find a career that made me happy and to find a way to bring my career back home to country. Every moment spent with her was a lesson, she was a determined, very hard working woman who lived through a difficult time in Australian history. I am always amazed at how her strength allowed her to overcome her disadvantages and provide her children and grandchildren
13/07/2018 | Awards
The outstanding achievements and enormous contributions of two of this nation’s most prominent Indigenous women were among those recognised at the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards held in Sydney this evening.
11/07/2018 | Committee
John Paul Janke co-host of NITV Australia's The Point, once read a quote which perfectly sums up his mother Joanna Jaima Janke (or ‘Nana JJ’ as his family calls her). “My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart.” I simply cannot imagine where I’d be with my mother influence and guidance in my life.
11/07/2018 | Committee
My name is Patricia Conlon, my family are from Cherbourg Aboriginal township approximately 350 kms northwest of Brisbane.
11/07/2018 | Theme
Rayleen Brown’s story is a story of humble beginnings, hard work and passion. Born in Darwin. Travelling up and down the Territory with her parents and siblings to follow the work. From Wave Hill to Adelaide River to Leanyer to Humpty Doo. Learning all the while.