NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) celebrations are held across Australia in July of each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the richness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.
Camden Council celebrates NAIDOC on the Tuesday during NAIDOC Week with a Flag Raising Ceremony held in Central Avenue, Oran Park followed by a family fun day and BBQ.
Here are some ways your community, school or office can celebrate NAIDOC:
- Have a flag raising ceremony
- Display Indigenous posters around your classroom
- Invite local Indigenous elders to speak at your school
- Listen to Indigenous music
- Study a famous Indigenous Australian
- Find out about the traditional Indigenous owners of your area
- Study Aboriginal arts and crafts
- Read a Dreamtime story
- Start your own Indigenous Hall of Fame featuring any local role models and achievers
- Visit Indigenous websites on the Internet
- Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz
- Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest
- Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal place names
For further information or to be involved in NAIDOC Week Celebrations contact Camden Council's Community Project Officer, Aboriginal Communities on 4645 5084 or via email.