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NAIDOC: A week of celebration

Dates: 7-14 July, 2013

Theme: We value the vision – Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963

NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s who sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.

The 2013 NAIDOC theme marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Australian Federal Parliament. Find out more at the NAIDOC website.

Activities take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week in the first full week of July. QUT encourages all staff and students to participate in community celebrations, to find an event near you visit the NAIDOC events calendar.

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