How you can get involved with NAIDOC week

Indigenous Australia, Blogs article written on the 08 Jul 2014

Former Straight Talk participants, Lefan Jard and Vonda Moar-Malone at the Oxfam offices in Melbourne. They are now members of our Steering Group for 2013 Straight Talk. Photo: Lara McKinley

What is NAIDOC week?

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. It’s not only celebrated in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life.

The origins for NAIDOC week 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.

Now, we take this opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Participate in NAIDOC WEEK

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Start by finding events in your state or territory, or celebrate your own way.

Oxfam staff members will be attending the NAIDOC march on Friday 11 July in Melbourne and encourage you to attend.

NAIDOC March & Concert

Event Date: 11 Jul 2014, 11:00am
Location: Melbourne, Vic
Event Venue: NAIDOC March – Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy NAIDOC March Concert – Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Make a real difference

Surprised to learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are still not recognised in the Australian Constitution as Australia’s first peoples? Show your support by signing our pledge today:

Say no to the government’s proposed budget cuts and other measures likely to further undermine Indigenous health:

Sign the pledge to make sure that the government commits to improving the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians within 25 years:

 

 For more information and ideas, visit the NAIDOC website.