NAIDOC Week 2020 is running 8-15 November. The theme is Always Was, Always Will Be. and celebrates the spiritual and cultural connection that First Nations people have had with this land for more than 65,000 years, navigating and caring for our great country.
Our organisation is continually working toward reconciliation and greater outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Be Deadly @ Somers program has been an important milestone in this journey. We’re immensely proud of Isaac Young and the Be Deadly committee for the work they’ve put in to run a program that brings together young First Nations Australians to celebrate their culture and connect with peers.
There are tons of activities happening locally and virtually and lots of learning you can do to get around NAIDOC 2020. We’ve collated some links below to get in the spirit and help you to do the same!
Events – the best way to celebrate NAIDOC is to get involved in one or more of the events happening in your area. This year, many of them are virtual so it’s easier than ever to take part in exhibitions, conversation series and seminars. It’s also great to get the kids involved!
Learn about the history of NAIDOC – the origins of NAIDOC Week go back over 100 years, where Aboriginal rights groups sought to spread awareness of the treatment and status of Indigenous Australians.
Learn more about Be Deadly – Our own Be Deadly @ Somers program is going virtual this year and will be running sessions for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Years 7-9) in the coming weeks.
Logos and Social Media – support NAIDOC Week in your own workplaces, community groups and personal pages by using their posters, logos and hashtags.