More than 460 organisations will share in $2 million to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government supports NAIDOC week to honour its continuing commitment to First Peoples.
“NAIDOC week is about recognising and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, the longest continuous cultures on the planet,” Minister Scullion said.
“The NAIDOC Week 2015 theme is: We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Lean, Respect and Celebrate.
“It honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong connection to country.
“Family fun days, cooking classes, sporting events, flag raising ceremonies and educational activities are among the hundreds of local events happening across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
“This includes the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony, to be held in Adelaide on Friday 10 July.
“More than 1200 people will gather at the Adelaide Convention Centre to honour high achievers across a range of fields, including art, sport, education and training, environmental preservation and leadership.
“I encourage all Australians to seek out, and participate in, a local NAIDOC Week event.”
To find NAIDOC Week activities planned in your area, visit the NAIDOC website.
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2015-07-06 NAIDOC Week 2015 – Honouring First Australians.pdf