Naidoc Week 2016
Naidoc Week is the annual celebration of the culture of Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. This year, Naidoc week will be held from the 3rd to the 10th of July and the theme is " Songlines: The living narrative of our nation".In more detail,
Songlines are records in songs, stories and dance describing the dreamtime tracks of the ancestral spirits that created the formation of the land and all the living creatures, They are also maps for showiing trade routes, waterhole sites and locations of food.
Niadoc Week is celebrated in indigenous communities, schools, local councils workplaces and tourist spots. Events include
- A hall of fame featuring outstanding indigenous people
- Listening to music played by indigenous musicians
- Running an art competition
- Visiting an historical aboriginal site
- Holding a talk by an indigenous elder.
Our National CEO, Dr John Falzon, has some thoughtful words to say about Naidoc: "May we listen to voices of the Old People and dream of a different of society, one that goes beyond that which is built on colonisation and inequality.