NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year the week has been moved to 8-15 November 2020 due to COVID 19.
NAIDOC week will be celebrated by all Australians, with events taking place throughout November. To get involved in NAIDOC Week 2020, check out one of the many events taking place online or in your local area.
The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’.
The theme recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have fought, survived and are now thriving in 2020. With the light brought on our Nation’s first peoples this year we have seen amazing strength and resilience through expression of culture and community. The fight still continues to recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples deep connection to land and country, and regardless of the name on the land, it always was, always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land.
To learn more about NAIDOC week and its history you can go to the NAIDOC Week website.