From 5 – 12 July NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
TEDxMelbourne is proud to highlight #NAIDOC Week, celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultures, our first people. We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of Melbourne, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.
So what’s it all about? The National NAIDOC committee explains:
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.
To find out more about how you can celebrate NAIDOC Week in Melbourne, have a look at the NAIDOC Victoria events calendar.
Happy NAIDOC Week Melbourne!