NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.
The National NAIDOC Committee makes decisions on national celebrations each year. It has representatives from most Australian states and territories.
NAIDOC began in the 1920s with the emergence of Aboriginal awareness groups. These groups helped build an understanding of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
Theme for 2022
The NAIDOC2022 theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
It calls for all Australians to support systemic change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Whether it’s seeking environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism — we must do it together.
NAIDOC Week events
Join us to celebrate NAIDOC Week with special events for people of all ages.
Find out more about NAIDOC Week events happening around the country.
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