NAIDOC Week is celebrated every year in the month of July, but unfortunately due to COVID-19, the National NAIDOC Committee were forced to confirm that celebrations and the week itself would be postponed to a later date.
On the 17th of June the National NAIDOC Committee announced the official new dates for NAIDOC Week 2020. Celebrations will now be held from the 8th to the 15th of November 2020. The postponement of celebrations was aimed to protect our elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues. The original dates in July can still by acknowledged by communities and organisations at their discretion.
This year’s theme for NAIDOC is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’. NAIDOC Week has been celebrated across Australia each July in order to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. With the announcement of the new dates for NAIDOC Week, it gives communities and organisations the opportunity to plan their celebrations and to participate in a range of activities to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
For more information on NAIDOC Week and upcoming events, click here.