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Th wording "National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony Focus City Expression of Interest with the National NAIDOC Logo and Theme directly underneath. The words are in a black square.

National NAIDOC Focus City Expression of Interest

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.
Nominations are now open for the National NAIDOC Awards!

2019 NAIDOC Award Nominations Now Open!

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!
2019 Theme

NAIDOC 2019: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future

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.
Gordon Cole, Kimberley Benjamin, Steve Satour

Meet the new NAIDOC Committee members!

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.
Kimberley Benjamin, Steve Satour and Godron Cole

National NAIDOC Committee welcomes new members

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: 
2018 National NAIDOC Committee

Join the National NAIDOC Committee

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?
Marlee Hutton

Marlee Hutton - Marine Scientist

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
2018 Award Winners

Prominent Aboriginal leaders top 2018 National NAIDOC Awards list

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.
John Paul Janke, NAIDOC Committee

John Paul Janke, NAIDOC Committee

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. 
Patricia Conlon, NAIDOC Committee

Patricia Conlon, NAIDOC Committee

11/07/2018 | Committee
My name is Patricia Conlon, my family are from Cherbourg Aboriginal township approximately 350 kms northwest of Brisbane.  
Rayleen with quandong tree

Rayleen Brown - Co-Founder and Owner of Kanga's Can Cook

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.
Shannan Dodson, NAIDOC Committee Member

Shannan Dodson, NAIDOC Committee

09/07/2018 | Committee
Because of these women, I can!  Shannan Dodson a Yawuru (Broome area) woman who was born in Katherine in the NT talks about her Aunty Patricia Dodson-Jauncey.