Council

NAIDOC Week

July
National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week falls in November annually and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.

The theme for 2020 “Always was, always will be” acknowledges the nation’s story at the dawn of time and didn’t begin with documented European contact. This theme is learning about the 65,000-year history of this Country and the first footprints on this continent belonging to the First Nations peoples, maintaining ongoing spiritual and cultural connections to the land and sea.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were the first Australian diplomats, astronomers, artists and farmers.

NAIDOC invites all Australians to embrace and acknowledge the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. If you're looking for more information or activities, please consider these ideas:

For more information about the national NAIDOC Week, visit the official NAIDOC website.

Darebin Schools NAIDOC Yarning Conference

The Darebin Schools NAIDOC Yarning Conference is a chance for primary school students to learn about Indigenous culture and history, directly from local Elders and Indigenous organisations.