NAIDOC Week this year takes on the theme – Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future – echoing the call for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
NAIDOC Week which will commence on July 7 is a significant week of celebration that recognises the cultures, histories and achievements of the First Nations’ people.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said NAIDOC Week is a wonderful opportunity to engage with Australia’s unique culture, learn from it, and share stories in the community.
He said NAIDOC Week has a particularly special meaning in all remote communities across Cape York and the Torres Strait.
“This year’s theme reflects the desires of indigenous Australians to have their voices and truths heard,” Mr Entsch said.
“It is important that this government works in partnership by sitting down and talking with indigenous communities.”
Mr Entsch said NAIDOC Week featured events across Far North Queensland with the Morrison Government committing $1.4 million in grants to support these events.
“Events cover a wide range of activities such as family days with dancing, food markets and marches, Welcome to country ceremonies, cultural performances, speakers, art workshops, BBQ and awards ceremonies,” he said.
“I encourage everyone to find an event near them take the opportunity to deepen ties in their communities and celebrate the oldest continuing culture on earth.”
Further information can be found at www.naidoc.org.au or via www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/first-people