This year NAIDOC Week takes on the theme Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future, echoing the call for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Held between 7 - 14 July 2019 it is a significant week of celebration that recognises the cultures, histories and achievements of Australia’s First Nations’ people.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said NAIDOC Week is a wonderful opportunity to engage with Australia’s unique culture, learn from it, and share stories in the community.
“This year’s theme, Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future, reflects the desires of Indigenous Australians to have their voices and truths heard,” Mr Porter said.
“It’s important that this government works in partnership by sitting down and talking with Indigenous communities.”
NAIDOC Week features hundreds of events around the country with the Morrison Government committing $1.4 million in grants to support these events.
Events cover a wide range of activities such as family days with dancing, food markets and marches, Welcome to Country ceremonies, cultural performances, speakers, art workshops, BBQ and awards ceremonies.
“I encourage everyone to find an event near them and take the opportunity to deepen ties in their communities and celebrate the oldest continuing culture on earth,” Mr Porter said.
Further information on local activities can be found at www.naidoc.org.au