'NAIDOC' is 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'
In July each year, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Australians from all walks of life organise and participate in activities to support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
NAIDOC Week focuses on a different theme each year, and a nominated city hosts an awards ceremony to recognise outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians have made to improve the lives of people in their communities.
2019 NAIDOC Week runs from 7-14 July. This year's theme is 'VOICE, TREATY, TRUTH - Let's work together for a shared future.'
We are celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019 with a range of free events open to everyone in our community.
2019 NAIDOC Week events
|Event name||Date||Time||Age||Location||Find out more|
|Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company – dreamtime stories performances||Tuesday 9 July||10am - 11am or|
1pm - 2pm
|All ages||The RISE, Maylands||Click here|
|Aboriginal painting with Bianca Wilder||Wednesday 10 July||10.30am - 11.30am||6 – 12||Bayswater Library||Click here|
|Aboriginal painting with Bianca Wilder||Wednesday 10 July||1pm - 2pm||6 – 12||Maylands Library||Click here|
|NAIDOC Week Family Day|
(Town of Bassendean and City of Bayswater event)
|Thursday 11 July||10.30am - 3pm||All ages||Ashfield Reserve, Guildford Road, Bassendean||Click here|
|NAIDOC Week: my story||Saturday 13 July||10am - 11am||Adults||Maylands Library||Click here|
|NAIDOC Storytime with Bindi Bindi Dreaming||Saturday 13 July||10am - 10.30am||Children||Bayswater Library||Click here|
For more information on NAIDOC Week, please visit the NAIDOC website.