July 3 to 10 is NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee and celebrates Aboriginal and Islander history, culture and achievements. It is a time to recognise the contributions Aboriginals and Islanders have made to Australia and our society.
There are lots of ways you can celebrate NAIDOC Week. The official NAIDOC website has Australia wide events that you can participate in.
Here are our top recommendations for celebrating NAIDOC Week and enjoying your break at the same time –
- Put a NAIDOC poster on your fridge, wall or even in your study or work area.
- Check QUT Library’s collection and borrow a book or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
- Relax and listen to some Indigenous musicians.
- Research the traditional Indigenous owners of your area.
- Visit local Indigenous sites of significance. RACQ has published a great guide so you can look for places near you!
Have a look at NAIDOC for more ideas on how you can celebrate NAIDOC week.