It’s held each year during the first week of July. This year, however, it’s been postponed until November due to the Covid-19. It’s an important annual event where everyone’s invited to join in the celebrations.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Display the NAIDOC Week poster in your workplace, organisation, school, website or social media
- Plan an event (in person or online) to celebrate NAIDOC Week
- Learn more about the history of NAIDOC Week
- Learn more about this year’s theme – Always Was, Always Will Be.
This year’s NAIDOC theme – Always Was, Always Will Be. – recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
It acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists. It acknowledges and celebrates that our nation’s story began millennia before documented European contact.
NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace and acknowledge the true history of this country.
You can learn more about the 2020 theme here.
NAIDOC Week in the classroom
Schools play an important role in celebrating NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content into your teaching.
We have curriculum resources to help teachers embed Indigenous perspectives in the classroom. You can access our free curriculum resources here.