Each year, NAIDOC Week celebrations highlight the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians. NAIDOC Week celebrations and community events are a great opportunity for all Queenslanders to come together and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

NAIDOC Week 2018

This year NAIDOC Week celebrations are held from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July 2018.

This year's theme 'Because of her, we can!' celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and our nation.

As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

As leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women fought and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, our rights to country, for law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain and celebrate our culture, language, music and art.

Sadly, Indigenous women's role in our cultural, social and political survival has often been invisible, unsung or diminished.

Find out more at the NAIDOC website.

Ideas for NAIDOC events

There are a number of events held across our state that you can get involved with. If you're hosting an event, be sure to add it to the calendar. Otherwise, check the calendar of events for initiatives near you closer to NAIDOC Week.

If you'd like to host an event the below are a few ideas of types of events you could host:

  • hold a morning tea and invite local Elders to come and share their stories
  • have a NAIDOC trivia quiz
  • hold a bake sale and contribute funds to a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation
  • have a movie lunch/night showing an Indigenous movie
  • have a bush tucker lunch with delicious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foods.

NAIDOC Week 2018

If you're hosting an event, be sure to add it to the calendar. Otherwise, check the calendar of events for initiatives near you closer to NAIDOC Week.

DATSIP events calendar

To add or update an upcoming event to the general DATSIP events calendar, the coordinating organisation is required to complete the event registration form.

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