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Recognising NAIDOC week

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Jun 2015

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

NAIDOC Week 2014

NAIDOC Week 2014
Photographer: Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines & Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

This year the theme We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land, sea and sky. The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.

The Australian Museum is presenting a variety of video conferences to schools across NSW as part of the Virtual Excursions Australia NAIDOC Week Video Conferencing Festival.

NAIDOC Week Video Conferencing

The Australian Museum will be participating in the NAIDOC in the City, a FREE event held on Monday 6 July and supported by the City of Sydney. NAIDOC in the City is an important event in Sydney's cultural calendar and the Australian Museum is proud to contribute each year.

Join us for these great events and learn more about the oldest living culture.
 

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