NAIDOC Week from the 1st to the 8th of July is a very important event on the Indigenous calendar.
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and NAIDOC week is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to join together to recognise the valuable contribution Indigenous people make to Australia’s national identity.
This year’s theme – Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 years on – celebrates the champions who lived to renew the spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the establishment of the Tent Embassy in 1972.
Forty Years ago, the embassy became a powerful symbol of unity. Its founders instilled pride, advanced equality and educated the country on the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Today, NAIDOC Week gives all Australians a chance to share the history, culture, traditions and achievements of indigenous people.
There are loads of events being held across the State including the following that feature some AFL family fun!
NAIDOC Sports Day (in conjunction with Save the Children Foundation)
Wednesday 4th July from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Arkinstall Park, Cunningham Street, Tweed Heads South, |
next to the Tweed Heads South Primary School
Indigenous Gold Coast Suns player’s Harley Bennell and Brandon Matera will visit the sports day between 1 and 2pm.
Musgrave Park Family Fun NAIDOC Day
Friday July 6th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Corner of Cordelia and Russell Streets, South Brisbane, Brisbane
The family fun day is the biggest NAIDOC Day celebration in Queensland and one of the biggest in Australia.
Features the Gold Coast SUNS inflatable playground and Brisbane Lions mascot Bern ‘Gabba’ Vegas as well as giveaways from both clubs
For more information on the History of NAIDOC and Events being held in your local area visit: http://www.naidoc.org.au/