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 2017

NAIDOC 2017 will be held from 2 - 9 July, with Cairns as the host city. The National NAIDOC Theme for 2017 has been announced as: Our Languages Matter.

The 2017 National NAIDOC poster competition is now open and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are invited to submit artworks. Find out more at the NAIDOC website.

Ideas for NAIDOC events

NAIDOC 2017 will come around faster than you think! If you want to celebrate NAIDOC with your own event in 2017, here are a few ideas:

  • 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. 
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