June 29, 2015
2015 National NAIDOC Week will be celebrated from 5 to 12 July with the theme, ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.’
It is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples all around Australia.
From the website www.naidoc.org.au:
“NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. “
“This year the theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.”
Visit the website www.naidoc.org.au for more information and ideas to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
NAIDOC Week Celebrations at Gawura
Find out what the Gawura students at St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney are doing for NAIDOC Week! Read more.