NAIDOC Week 2018: Because of her, we can!

Friday 06 July 2018

A group of women and girls in traditional Aboriginal dress and body paint

NAIDOC week is a national celebration that acknowledges the culture, achievements and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s NAIDOC week celebrations are running from Sunday 9 to Sunday 15 July. 

The word NAIDOC stands for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, which was the name of the group who originally organised national celebrations and activities for this week. The acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

Each year, a theme is chosen to reflect important cultural issues. This year’s theme is ‘Because of her, we can!’ acknowledging the exceptional contribution and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, whose roles have often gone unrecognised.

You can find out more about NAIDOC week and this year’s theme by visiting the NAIDOC website.

Celebrate NAIDOC week in Yarra by going along to the NAIDOC family day at Collingwood Children’s Farm

Photo - The Djirri Djirri Dance Group are an all-female group who perform modern interpretations of Aboriginal culture telling stories of creation, family and country. 


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