NAIDOC Week: Sunday, 2 July to Sunday, 9 July 2023.
2023 Theme: For Our Elders
The following Information explaining this year’s theme has been shared from the NAIDOC Week 2023 website.
Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.
They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.
Our loved ones who pick us up in our low moments and celebrate us in our high ones. Who cook us a feed to comfort us and pull us into line, when we need them too.
They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.
We draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses we follow.
The struggles of our Elders help to move us forward today. The equality we continue to fight for is found in their fight. Their tenacity and strength has carried the survival of our people.
It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us - without us.
We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them.
Events are held around Australia during NAIDOC week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC is celebrated by people from all walks of life, Indigenous and non‑Indigenous. It is a great opportunity to participate, learn and celebrate in a range of activities and to support and amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Find out more via https://www.naidoc.org.au/
View / Download the 2023 NAIDOC Week Program
Some events may require booking, please read the full event details for further information including how to book.
Join us for an afternoon of activities to kick off this year's NAIDOC Week celebrations.
For NAIDOC Week 2023, Author Alton Walley shares some of his beautiful renderings of traditional Indigenous stories.
Learn about Aboriginal Culture, bush tucker, bush medicine and more with Uncle Neville Collard during NAIDOC Week 2023.
Join us for rhymes & stories celebrating NAIDOC week.
The City of Kalamunda is celebrating NAIDOC Week through an exhibition featuring totems and dolls created by the community through a series of workshops exploring traditional weaving and binding techniques.
Author Alton Walley shares some of his beautiful renderings of traditional Indigenous stories.
Join in the celebration of the Bibbulmun Track 25 anniversary and be part of the ephemeral art installations marking the start of an epic journey by the group of end to end walkers.
Header artwork: Artwork by artists Aurora, Jayda & Sonny Abraham titled 'Walking Together'
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.