10 August 2014

NAIDOC Week 2015

Come help us celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


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NAIDOC Week 2015

Date:

2015-07-12
Starts 5 July 2015.

Location:

Various

Cost:

Free


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Ron Murray and Stacey Campton at the Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome to Country 2015 ceremony.

The National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observation Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The first NAIDOC Week began on 26 January in 1938 and each year there is a different theme.

The theme for 2015 is We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate, which highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.

We all Stand on Sacred Ground provides an opportunity to:

  • pay respects to country
  • honour those who work tirelessly to preserve land, sea and culture, and
  • share the stories of many sites of significance and sacred places.

Learn more and come help us celebrate the history, culture and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this week.

Students and staff are invited to these free NAIDOC Week events:

  • NAIDOC Week BBQ: Tuesday 7 July, 12pm in the Alumni Courtyard.
  • NAIDOC Week March: Friday 10 July, 11am arrival. March leaves at 12pm from the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy.

For further information and more local events check out NAIDOC Week.