NAIDOC Week 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions
What is NAIDOC Week? Learn its history, why we're celebrating it and how to get involved!
What is NAIDOC Week?
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Also known as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Week, it is celebrated by Australians from all over the country. In 2019 it runs from 7 to 14 July.
Why is UTS celebrating NAIDOC Week?
NAIDOC Week is about all of us recognising and celebrating the world's oldest continuing living cultures, and working together for our shared future!
UTS acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation and the Boorooberongal People of the Dharug Nation upon whose ancestral lands the university now stands. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first people of this continent, and understand that the history and knowledge developed over many thousands of years by Indigenous Australian people was severely disrupted at the time of early colonial settlements.
UTS as an institution is committed to creating opportunities for Indigenous people, and equally to creating opportunities for all Australians to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous Australia.
Find out more about the UTS Commitment, the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, and the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges.
If I’m not Indigenous, how can I participate?
NAIDOC Week is a great time to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, including history, culture and what’s happening now.
Here’s some good places to get started:
- NAIDOC history
- NAIDOC 2019: Voice. Treaty. Truth.
- Reconciliation Australia – Share Our Pride
- What’s in a name? Indigenous words at UTS
- This Place by ABC and First Languages Australia
- Gambay: a map of Australia’s first languages by ABC and First Languages Australia
You could also attend: