10th November 2020
Each year NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are usually held in July, however they were postponed this year to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities, and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This year the theme is:
Always Was, Always Will Be.
Always Was, Always Will Be. acknowledges that hundreds of Nations and cultures covered this continent. All were managing the land – the biggest estate on earth – to sustainably provide for their future. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.
It’s about seeing, hearing and learning about the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history, and to celebrate that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
To find out more about the history of NAIDOC Week, and how to celebrate NAIDOC Week virtually please visit the website www.naidoc.org.au