NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for us to join with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to celebrate their history, culture and achievements. 

  • While NAIDOC celebrations focus on one week, there are many ways to introduce the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in your classroom throughout the year. Please contact us at aboriginal.education@education.tas.gov.au to find out how we can support you. 
  • Visit the NAIDOC web site for more information.

NAIDOC Week 3-10 July 2022 

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The idea is to learn and celebrate!  

At Aboriginal Education Services we encourage you to teach, learn and celebrate all year round. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Finally, and most importantly, remember that your focus needs to be on the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. What can you do to celebrate them? 

Questions to explore

  • What significant contributions have Tasmanian Aboriginal people made and continue to make? 
  • How are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions acknowledged and celebrated?  

The Orb – Song

This year’s NAIDOC theme is embodied in Living Culture – Song! Watch the clips, read the information, ask the discussion questions. Investigation: We are Still Singing

  • In Inspiration Katarnya Maynard  says Music is a way that I can not only serve myself and my soul, but also my Community. I have been able to use song to express how my Community feels about issues.  
  • In Expression Denni Procter talks about using art and music and storytelling as way to heal through those things. (Denni’s YouTube clips: lutruwita Strongest Mob) 
  • In Legacy Uncle Ronnie Summers reminisces about learning to play music. Cape Barren Island music is something truly unique that embodies a spirit of endurance and a love of community, culture and place.  

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