NAIDOC Week Celebrations
4 July 2017
This week is NAIDOC week (2 – 9 July) and activities are being held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. 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.
On Friday 30 June, students from Snug Primary school and Moonah Primary School celebrated NAIDOC week by starting the day with a welcome to country and bush tucker talk by the river. They then worked in groups for the morning cooking, dancing, painting, walking, making etc.
It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. And it is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and out society.