NAIDOC Week celebrations are being held across Australia from 3-10 July to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in the celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
This year’s NAIDOC theme is – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!– calls for systemic change. Whether it is seeking proper environmental/ cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.
It must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms.
You can support NAIDOC Week and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. This year you will find Illawarra Legal Centre participating in the following NAIDOC events:
Monday 4/7/22 11am-2pm – Shellharbour City Council NAIDOC Event at Shellharbour Civic Centre
Tuesday 5/7/22 10am-1pm – NAIDOC Family Fun Day at Greene St Warrawong (in front of our office)
Thursday 7/7/22 10am-2pm – CareWays NAIDOC Event at Koonawarra Community Centre
Friday 8/7/22 10am-2.30pm – Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service NAIDOC Event at Dapto Showground