What is NAIDOC week?
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. It’s not only celebrated in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life.
The origins for NAIDOC week can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
Now, we take this opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
Participate in NAIDOC WEEK
The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Start by finding events in your state or territory
, or celebrate your own way
Oxfam staff members will be attending the NAIDOC march on Friday 11 July in Melbourne and encourage you to attend.
NAIDOC March & Concert
11 Jul 2014, 11:00am
NAIDOC March – Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy NAIDOC March Concert – Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
Make a real difference
Surprised to learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are still not recognised in the Australian Constitution as Australia’s first peoples? Show your support by signing our pledge today:
Say no to the government’s proposed budget cuts and other measures likely to further undermine Indigenous health:
Sign the pledge to make sure that the government commits to improving the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians within 25 years:
For more information and ideas, visit the NAIDOC website.