NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2024

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year, to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

This year's theme, 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud,' celebrates the unyielding spirit of Indigenous communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced. The National NAIDOC Committee selected this theme to celebrate not only the survival but also the relentless spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This year's theme also celebrates the enduring strength of First Nations culture and offers teachers a chance to explore various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics, perspectives, and experiences with students.

Educational resources have been created to support teachers in addressing The Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture cross-curriculum priority.

For more information and teaching resources, visit: NAIDOC