July 06, 2011
NAIDOC Week - July 3 - 10
The Sisters of St Joseph strongly encourage everyone to firstly become more aware that it is NAIDOC Week, secondly actively promote activities at home and at work and be in solidarity with the First People of our land!
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.
Activities take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week in the first full week of July. All Australians are encouraged to participate.
The NAIDOC website gives extensive information Here are some ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC