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Celebrate NAIDOC week

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2021 is Heal Country! Join the celebrations 4-11 July 2021.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held this year from 4 - 11 July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The winner of the 2021 National NAIDOC Poster, ‘Care for Country’ was designed by Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean Douglas. Using the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country!, as inspiration, ‘Care for Country’ is a bright and vibrant artwork which explores how Country has cared for and healed First Nations people spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and culturally.

Find out more about the 2021 National NAIDOC poster competition winner artist Maggie-Jean Douglas and her work, ‘Care for Country’. 

Resources

The annual NAIDOC Week Teaching resources are now available from SBS Learn. The NAIDOC Week teaching resource is full of activities and links to assist teachers and their students to reflect on this year’s theme, ‘Heal Country!’.

The NAIDOC teaching ideas relate directly to supporting teachers in addressing The Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture cross-curriculum priority; with provision of content that can be used across multiple learning areas and stages/grades from Foundational Studies to Year 12. The material in the NAIDOC site may also be relevant to VET and University students undertaking Indigenous Studies.

Download the NAIDOC week logo and banners.

Download the NAIDOC week poster.

Events

Search for NAIDOC Week Events near you.

Find ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC Week and share your event (remember to ensure it's a COVID 19 safe event).

The 2021 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be nationally televised on Saturday 3 July 2021 following the cancellation of the in-person event scheduled to be held in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), NT.