National NAIDOC Week
The City of Stonnington acknowledges we are meeting on the Traditional Lands
We acknowledge that we are meeting on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the East Kulin Nations and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge their living connection to Country, relationship with the land and all living things extending back tens of thousands of years
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
Find out more about its origins and history on the NAIDOC website.
2022 NAIDOC Week theme
"Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!" - A humbling reminder of the amazing strength, resilience, and determination our Elders and Community leaders have shown in the face of adversity.
It’s the very foundation of NAIDOC born out of necessity to give a voice to those who need it the most and the very reason why we - "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!"
NAIDOC Week video