Celebrate NAIDOC week

| June 25, 2014
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This year’s NAIDOC week takes places from 6 to 13 July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. This year’s theme is ‘Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond’.

The theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of Australia. NAIDOC recognises the role they have played in shaping the identity of this country.

NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. It started in the 1920s, when Aboriginal groups tried to increase awareness in a wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

See here for events during NAIDOC week.