National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia from 3-10 July 2022 to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. Find the full list of events here in various states.
If you are running a NAIDOC Week event in your local area, share your event by completing the form to create your event. Once checked by the NAIDOC team, your event will be published. Stay in touch via the website or Facebook where you'll find a host of information and updates.
National NAIDOC Week's premiere event is the National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony which showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. Every year, a different focus city is chosen to host the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony and this year it will be held on Saturday 2 July 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf right here in Melbourne. The lucky early birds have already picked up these tickets that sell out fast, and will be enjoying a deadly lineup of performers on the night.
For those of you who have been waiting to get your hands on the 2022 National NAIDOC Week Posters for free, contact your local NIAA Regional Office. You need to hurry as stocks are limited and once these are gone, they're gone.For the schools, the NAIDOC Week teacher resource is structured around the 2022 theme of 'Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!'. Find the resource downloadable via the given link. Explore key Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives, peoples, histories and stories in this in-depth guide, featuring discussion questions, NAIDOC-themed activities, resource links and suggestions, clips for classroom viewing and quality robust structures for exploring Indigenous perspectives year-round.
Congratulations to Ryhia Dank, a young Gudanji/Wakaja artist from the Northern Territory who is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC poster competition for 2022 with her entry, Stronger. If you've missed out on getting a poster, follow the link and download your copy today which is given in a poster print version format. Meet Ryhia via the video below and here.
Ryhia created the poster after reading this year's theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Find out what the theme means here. Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms, so why not show your support and get up, stand up and show up to amplify the voices of the Indigenous, and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome. Happy National NAIDOC Week.