NAIDOC Week’s celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, NAIDOC Week runs from July 7-14 and it’s a great opportunity for all Australians to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The 2019 National NAIDOC theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth; Let’s work together for a shared future.
Voice, treaty and truth were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians. It is also an opportunity to hear Australia’s Aboriginal voice with this year being the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages.
The NAIDOC Week website says, “Our message, developed through generations, is echoed throughout the land: hear our voice and recognise our truth. We call for a new beginning, marked by a formal process of agreement and truth-telling, that will allow us to move forward together.”
Click on the links below to Get Involved!
- Visit the NAIDOC Week website to learn more
- Download and print the NAIDOC history timeline
- Find a NAIDOC Week event near you
- Celebrate at your church with Common Grace
Brooke Prentis, Common Grace’s Aboriginal Spokesperson, will be preaching at Canberra Baptist Church on Sunday 7 July. This sermon will be videoed and available for churches to use and play in your church services on Sunday 14 July. Church resources including bible reading and prayer to go with the video sermon will also be provided. Sign up to receive Common Grace’s church resources to use on Sunday 14 July.