With the arrival of the month of July, Australia prepares itself for a widely celebrated and very popular event, the NAIDOC Week. A tradition of many years, the NAIDOC Week is a cultural event that promotes diversity, equality and inclusivity.
For people who are not aware of this event, a common question amongst them is, “What is NAIDOC Week?”
In this blog, we will talk about everything you need to know about the NAIDOC event. This annual event is an endeavour to pay honour and recognise the history and achievements of the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander people. The event has been taking place for several years, and it is pretty popular throughout Australia.
Let us now take a look at NAIDOC Week in detail.
What Is NAIDOC Week?
Before going into the event and celebration of NAIDOC week, first, let us briefly look into NAIDOC and where its ideas are generated from.
NAIDOC is the abbreviation for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. The origins of this committee go as far back as the emergence of the Aboriginal groups during the 1920s. NAIDOC aims to raise awareness amongst the larger community all across Australia. It focuses on the present status and fair treatment of the Aboriginal people and the Torres Strait Islanders.
NAIDOC week is an annual celebration event. It highlights the history and culture of the Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is an annual event that helps non-indigenous Australians come close to the culture of indigenous Australian communities all across the country.
NAIDOC Week is celebrated across the country and by all Australians without any discrimination or bias, and entry to the event is not restricted in any way. The event offers a great opportunity to acquire knowledge about and closely interact with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities while learning about their lives and achievements.
A Celebration Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People
NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the indigenous communities in Australia, and it includes not just Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders but also gives way to every other community and non-indigenous people to come together and embrace the diverse cultural heritage of Australia.
NAIDOC Week is celebrated every year with a different theme, and there are several programs and events central to the event. Along with events based on the overall theme, there are also various local events in different parts of the country.
This year, the NAIDOC Week will be held from July 3 to July 10, 2022, and the theme of this year’s event is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
The key events at NAIDOC Week include:
- National NAIDOC Award
- National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition
The NAIDOC committee has announced the date and the theme of the event, and you can participate in the event as well as get all necessary information through the National NAIDOC News and Media centre.
NAIDOC Week aims to bring people of all cultures and communities together and celebrate the spirit of coexistence and the rich culture and traditions of indigenous communities in Australia.