Running nationally from 8 - 15 July 2018, NAIDOC Week recognises our essential, active and significant female role models who are at community, local, state and national levels. NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week's theme 'Because of Her, We Can' celebrates the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make in communities, families and the world.
The NAIDOC Week Exhibition kicks off the celebration and runs from 30 June to 14 October daily, from 10am to 3pm at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton. The focus is on those quiet achievers, strong advocates and Victorian Aboriginal women of the 20th century; foundations of our First People community today.
There's a range of other events that may interest you on the website. The First Peoples Exhibition tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today. You could follow the Milarri Garden Trail and learn about indigenous flora and fauna, and the traditional uses of these plants. Don't forget to stop and admire the Wurreka, an etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
The Vic NAIDOC page also has other upcoming events for 2018 that may pique your interest. With so many interesting events happening, you'll be spoilt for choice. Make your bookings for events that need them, early, so as not to be disappointed.