The National NAIDOC Committee has announced NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 2 – 9 July 2023.
Do you know what NAIDOC stands for?
On 26 January 1938, while many Australians celebrated the 150th anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet, a group of over 1000 Aboriginal people gathered at Australia Hall in Sydney to call for full citizenship status’ and laws to improve the lives of First Nations people. As one of the first major civil rights gatherings in the world, this day became known as the Day of Mourning. Since then, National NAIDOC Week has grown to become both a commemoration of the first Day of Mourning as well as a celebration of the history, culture and excellence of First Nations people. National NAIDOC Week is observed annually from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday.
Supporting NAIDOC Toolkit Is a great resource to learn more and understand ways you can support National NAIDOC Week.